Everybody Say Hello To Chance
I’m sure any family members reading that will do a doubletake since Chance is also the name of my brother-in-law! Chance also happens to be the name of the most recent horse to join us for retirement. Chance is a thoroughbred who joined us over the weekend from Connecticut. He walked off the trailer and looked around for a moment, and then realized he was surrounded by grass and immediately put his head down and began grazing. He’s rarely lifted his head up since then!
About to pull into the driveway
Grabbing a huge mouthfull of hay
His favorite activity
Stretching his legs
I want to sniff this strange creature
He lost interest in the chickens quickly
Cloudy always stays near the new arrivals for a day or two
I say this with 100% bias, but I think Chance is a very lucky horse, as are all of the horses here. He has been retired fairly young due to arthritis and thankfully for him the people in his life feel he has earned his spot with us. There is always so much emotion and stress when the decision to retire a horse has to be made, and it is even harder when the horse is a younger horse. I think if Chance could talk he would say he didn’t know what he did so right to wind up here, but he is really appreciative that the trailer happened to stop and let him off at this farm!