in November, and Leo definitely thinks he is running! I told Leo’s owner that I refer to him as our politician because he certainly acts like one. He has things to do, people to see, babies to kiss and all of that good stuff. Leo is a very handsome Dutch Warmblood gelding who is enjoying retirement with us. He took great care of his amateur mommy in the hunter ring on the “A” circuit until repeat suspensory injuries lead him to retirement.
Leo grazing with Homer Leo with his head buried in the grass At first Leo fell madly in love with Poco the shetland pony and Sparky the donkey. He was never more than a few feet away from them and they made a really cute triumvirate.
Apparently he was really using this time to get the lay of the land like any good politician, and after awhile he began branching out and spreading a little bit of Leo time around for all of the horses in his field. This is still the case today. I never see him spend time with any one of his roommates in particular, he just consistently makes the rounds to all of the horses in his field. He loves to engage in mutual grooming with other horses, and I have a collection of pictures and videos that feature Leo enjoying a “groomfest” with several of his roomies.
Leo and Homer grooming each other
Leo and Apollo grooming each other
Leo and Faune grooming each other
I need to get my makeup on Going for the Gold Just the look I was hoping for – thanks Leo! Apparently one side wasn’t good enough Making sure he gets every inch ground into the dirt A job well done I hope you have enjoyed meeting Leo!