13.

Today marks Subi’s 13th anniversary with me. How has 13 year gone by? Seriously? I bought him the fall of my senior year of college. How little I knew back then!

But, he’s my longest relationship (sorry Erik!). And while I hope we have 13 more, at 22 with significant arthritis, I know that’s not likely, so I’m just going to enjoy what time we have.

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Model

For year 13, Subi received a brand new rhino 100 gram turnout. I got a kiss. Fair deal.

 

For year 13, Subi has decided that he now ONLY eats alfalfa in his stall when it comes to hay. OK Subi, but I’m still feeding you orchard and your still limited 2 (or 3 if I’m feeling guilty) flakes of alfalfa because, let’s face it, I’m not made of money. But, MAYBE, I’ll buy you orchard-alfalfa too next time I visit the hay guy…

And, yesterday morning, it was raining. Subi REFUSED to

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He knows he looks good, lol

leave his stall. He was wearing a rain sheet. He didn’t want to get wet. Old man has gotten picky. Let us not forget that a year ago he lived out 24/7. But, NO, he was going to melt if he stepped out into the rain. Eventually, I convinced him to leave his stall, walk to the paddock, where he IMMEDIATELY made a beeline to the shed. Again, he was dressed in a rain sheet. No one else melted and no one else was wearing sheet. Finicky old man!

Enjoy some of my favorite pictures throughout the years!

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Way back in 2006!

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First horse show? He’s unimpressed.

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Cold winters were the death of both of us…

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Various hairstyles…

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kindest eyes

 

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young years. 

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Still my favorite picture EVER

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He was so bored… 

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During a kim lesson

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mane was never in control

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I have so few riding pictures with him… 

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Loved these two together… 

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Loved his Hayley

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He was surprisingly good on trails.. 

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Riding days… 

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Fan of sticking his head on top of mine… 

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Fan of blankets

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Fan of staring off into the distance.

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Fan of mud

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3 nuts

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He’s seriously the best, even when I’m ready to kill him… 

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Goof ball

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Big and little

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Begging for food like the goof he is… 

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Best friends waiting to go out

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Handsomest chestnut there is

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Always posing for the camera

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My best boy in the world. 

13 thoughts on “13.

  1. Happy Gotcha day! He looks awesome in that sheet. In the vein of ‘old horse curmudgeons’ Irish refuses to go out in the rain but pitches a fit if I lock in him his stall because the rain is driving that way.

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