Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Happy Birthday to Coda! He's 31 today, the sweet old man.
He's so handsome. And did I say sweet? He's very, very sweet.

He's been with us about 4 1/2 years. He had been taken to auction, a rack of bones, and a rescue lady bid against the kill buyer and bought him for $130. I looked at his ad for a long time. I was looking for a horse for my daughter but I didn't want something old and unhealthy. We had just had her old mare euthanized and I didn't want to deal with that loss again too soon. But finally I gave in and went. His sweet face won us over, and we've loved him ever since.

He's hairier than a yak right now unfortunately. I think I'll groom him really well today if I don't go work on fleeces. He loves to be scratched and groomed and fussed over. He must have gotten a lot of that in his days as a kids' show horse.

Yep, I sure do like this horse. He's a good one.


Grey Horse Matters said...

Happy Birthday to a sweet guy. He's adorable and you can see he loves his people.

Anonymous said...

He looks like a very sweet boy - he is very lucky to have found you and you to have found him!

Cheryl Ann said...

Do palaminos shed more than other horses? Cali shed a LOT this week, too! Gobs and GOBS of hair!!! No, really! More than Scout or Gigondas or Sunny. Every time I ran the brush over her, it was full of hair! Just wondering.

Cheryl Ann said...

He looks like a wonderful horse! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I just love the old, sweet ones, as I get older!

Andrea said...

Cheryl Ann, I always thought he was hairy because he's old. I've never owned another palomino, so I'm not sure. You might have something there!

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes for Coda. He's having a GREAT day. He was even running and bucking! It was so fun to watch the old guy get a little crazy.