Being a thoroughbred chestnut mare Gypsy had the expected characteristics of one. Erratic theatrical were only 2 of her facets. She was the matriarch to all horses. Very intelligent quick to learn and a good teacher to young horses. Surprisingly would accept help if hurt if she trusted you. She loved speed and jumping but the change of life after motherhood didn't upset her. Whoever originally broke her did a marvelous job. Her counterpart. Solo, was an attractive coloured pony, who when a foal resembled a Hereford calf. Something went very wrong in nthe gene department. He was cheeky and into everything. He, like Gypsy was intelligent and quick to learn and a good teacher to young horses. The ones he met who were bigger soon learnt who was higher in the pecking order. He loved his grub and put on weight easily. He adored Gypsy who treated him as her first foal. Such a love and great fun but a bit naughty.
Horses take hold of our imaginations when they gallop across the plains whinnying into the wind. But most of all, horses capture our hearts. And it's said they've done more to change human history than any other domestic animal.
In many children's hearts, there is no animal more beautiful than a horse. Horses are wonderful, affectionate companions, exciting to ride and fun to care for and groom. But horses are also very large, powerful animals. Their power, combined with their gentle ways, is the secret of their appeal to the kids who love them.
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