My friend Joe was sold today. He won't be walking up to me in the general pasture, hoping I have a spare carrot yet content for a few scratches. I accompanied his Mom to "show him". When the deal was closed, we both cried.
How can horses tolerate being traded amongst humans?
I think Joe went to a good family. If I didn't already have have 3 horses, he would have stayed with me. I wish I could have a herd of 20, no 40 horses. I wish all the horses of the world could be guaranteed the safe, loving families they deserve.
Joe was as good of a friend as many of my human type friends.
Joe, I'm really going to miss you.