Thursday, April 29, 2010

Happy Birthday, Charlie!


Center: A very dear boy. 1.His 18th birthday 2.Senior Photos 3.Dressing up like vikings 4.Just a little peck 5.C-3 Rating 6.Our first event! Deep Creek 1997 7.WSU Vet Hospital 8.Life in Ferndale 9.Good Friends in Meridian 10.Freda and her baby 11.My storybook horse 12.Green green grass in Plain

Happy Birthday Dear Charlie, Happy Birthday to You!

Dear really is one of the most fitting words to describe him. He's dear because he has so much character. He's dear because he's been 'my’ horse for 13 years. He's dear because he's helped me through the roughest patches of my life.

He's the type of horse that whinnies his greetings when he sees you. He's the type of horse that finds ways to escape from his pen. He's the type of horse that will nuzzle your ear to say hello. He's the type of horse that will put 100% into the task at hand. He's the type of horse that trusts you. He's the type of horse that will refuse carrots, but will try to eat blackberries off of the bush. He's the type of horse that knows when he needs to take care of his rider. (One of my favorite memories of him is of the day he was so gentle with Pam, my friend's sister with down syndrome.) He's the type of horse that will help you pick out his own hooves by lifting his foot before you get to it. He's the type of horse that has a one-of-a-kind nicker when he wants his grain. He's the type of horse that will genuinely act like he's listening when you tell him all of your troubles. He’s the type of horse that will wiggle his lips when you rub his belly. He's the type of horse that is usually so good, but still has a bit of a wild streak left in him. He's the type of horse that makes you feel like you're working together and that you're part of a team. He’s the type of horse that makes you feel loved.

So very thankful for you! Happy day!
-m.

AND I'm very thankful for all the wonderful people who have helped me take care of him for the past 13 years--especially my parents & the Millers.


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