This is Derks, the miniature horse I routinely visit and provide
with treats like apples and fresh carrots. I think he likes me
because when he sees my truck he runs to the fence and pokes
his nose through the openings, anxious to eat. Well, I have been
given quite the reality check! Yeah, he likes me but not NEARLY
like he likes my buddy Justin. The other day we went inside the
gate to give Derks a hug and I just assumed he would be happy
to have my hugs. NOT! He literally neighed when he saw Justin
and would have nothing to do with me. I think Justin is a
horse whisperer or has some special powers! Just look at the
photos of this horse hugging this human! I know I have never
seen anything like it. Justin just shrugs it off and tells me it
happens all the time... with all horses!
Today, Derks was moved from his temporary home at
Southview High School to his "summer home" in Michigan!
He will spend the next 3 months on a farm with Dixie,
another miniature horse who I like to visit and feed.
Someday these guys are going to neigh when they see me
and like me better than Justin... maybe. I wonder if they
like cake and ice cream?