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Mr. O’ Grady had a little exercise on Saturday, too. I’m so impressed with how well he is doing and how far he’s come since my daughter took him in. Grady is a big guy, at least 18 hands or maybe more; we’ve never taken a measurement. He is one of the sweetest horses we’ve ever met, with a heart as big as he is.
He does have shivers but with the proper care and maintenance he’s doing very well. After letting his feet grow naturally and some corrective shoeing he travels much better than when we got him. My daughter has also done extensive work on retraining him. When Grady first arrived here he was very nervous, worried and stiff to ride. Now he’s as easy going, relaxed and goofy as the rest of the herd, and seems to enjoy his job for the first time, too. I really like this wonderful horse.
It just goes to show you that any horse who is given the time to trust you can become the horse he wants to be, not the horse he’s been told he is.
Until next time
Quote for Today
The horse through all its trials has preserved the sweetness of paradise in its blood.
- Johannes Jensen