The world’s most patient horse?

Foot licking

Took these pics a couple of weeks ago when the boys first came back home from spell, with a bunch of ailments, as usual. Its considerably less cute when you realise he’s licking at an oozing abscess… Nice.

Jonathon getting licked

After about five minutes of licking, there was still no “Get hoofed” kick. Johnny, my 16.3hh giant, is clearly mellowing in his advancing years – he’ll be sixteen this year. He’s always been all front, but he didn’t even pull a face or flatten his ears. All he did was casually step over once he’d had enough. The abscess has since healed nicely. Maybe there’s something to be said for licking your wounds?


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