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Oliver's Retirement

When I told Oliver's breeder, that he had retired, she asked me if I would do a little retirement "retrospective" on his life, especially since, with Covid going on, he will, of course, have no retirement "ceremony" of any sort. I never had any intention of keeping ANY horse "forever" and I never would have guessed, when I got "tricked" into looking at this one by my my husband that it would be this little (then) almost 3 year old in New Jersey. I had just lost two horses to illnesses and wasn't really ready to look for another. But he charmed me with his cute face and willing attitude.

So I put together this little video of his life to share with all of his friends. I know you are all my "dog friends, but thought you might enjoy meeing my bigger 4 legged family member too! Hope you enjoy it, and that it brings a smile to your faces.

https://youtu.be/sbGB4w3eQQA
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Karen, that is really incredible!
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A beautiful tribute to a wonderful horse!
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Awesome!
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What a wonderful video and an amazing horse! He has earned his rest! Thanks for sharing! It made me smile!
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Thank you for sharing these pictures and lovely video. What a wonderful horse! Those of us who love animals enjoy these "love" stories of all kinds of creatures, but horses are truly wonderful beings! So nice to see he has spent his senior years helping children learn about horses.
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A beautiful tribute to a beautiful horse. Thank you Karen and Oliver.
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Oh Karen, that's amazing!! I have tears in my eyes as I type this. I have been riding my whole life but never had the opportunity to do it at that level! I competed a bit in college and still ride (well did before Covid) with a few women once a week at a local barn. Wishing Oliver a wonderful retirement. Thank you SO much for sharing that.
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Oh Karen, that's amazing!! I have tears in my eyes as I type this. I have been riding my whole life but never had the opportunity to do it at that level! I competed a bit in college and still ride (well did before Covid) with a few women once a week at a local barn. Wishing Oliver a wonderful retirement. Thank you SO much for sharing that.
Thanks! If my joints are up to it next summer, and Covid is under better control, he and his pasture mate may come home and stay with me for the summer. He (and she) are both sound, they are just retired from heavier work. So he and I could go for trail walks in the woods together. id like that, and I think he would too! Hes half Arb, so he could still have a lot of years ahead of him! <3
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Wow! Oliver is so beautiful! Thank-you for sharing the touching video of your sweet boy. 😊
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