Academy Award for Horse Care

I’m cross-posting.  (Don’t usually do that, but feel it would be good to keep this out there: old horse does not equal skinny and malnourished horse) This video is shown as a link in this post on Fugly Horse of the Day.  All credit to FHOTD.

The pony is 42 years old.  In light dressage competition.

No, that is not a typo.  Kudos to Lavender Hill Riding Academy, to whom this pony belongs.  Would that everyone have such excellent horse husbandry.

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5 thoughts on “Academy Award for Horse Care

  1. theliteraryhorse Post author

    I totally love this video.
    It says everything there is to say about owner responsibility: superb care, life-time commitment, love, and joy in the pony. Clearly he isn’t being asked to do more than he can comfortably do. His life has care, purpose, and meaning. Beautiful.

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  2. Kristin

    How cute are they! I love seeing the little kids out showing in dressage. She looks very professional in her little coat and he seems like such a good soul!

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  3. mtinnkeeper

    i didnt think twas a typo since i just recently saw a 37 year old competitive arabian in endurance… they’ll out live us one way or another 🙂

    gp

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