I assisted during appointments, surgeries and even travelled to nearby farms for equine appointments.
I was never comfortable around horses.
Especially when holding the legs of a wound up, injured thoroughbred.
I remember standing there in my scrubs, holding on to the horse while we tried to get xrays, thinking that I didn't get paid enough for this.
I didn't get paid enough.
People who clean up poo, look at poo under a microscope and assist during sick equine stuff do not get paid enough.
Unless they are a veterinarian.
Anyways, the point of this story was to tell you that I love my horses.
I never really enjoyed the smaller horses because I found them to be strung out and very unpredictable.
But that could be because I was in scrubs standing beside the guy sticking them with needles.
Sooooooooooo.......... Percheron horses are my one and only equine breed of choice.
It's a good thing, because we have two.
Why, you ask?
I will tell you why.
Reason number 1
Their even temperament and good manners. Percheron's are known as gentle giants and Ike and Duke have proven to me that it is true.
Reason number 2
They keep the coyotes away. I mean, look at the size of their feet.
Reason number 3
Disney uses them. If they are good enough for the Disney parks, then they are more than good enough for our little 5 acre farm.
Reason number 4
They are gorgeous.
Their big heads, perfect ears, abundant manes, muscular body and dinner plate-sized hooves are...ummm....gorgeous.
Reason number 5
They have personality.
Ike likes to knock over fences and break out of his stall. Duke likes to eat while Ike chases cats. Duke likes to eat while Ike chews on the eavestrough. And Duke likes to eat while Ike rolls around in the mud.
Percheron horses are da best.
But I still wont clean up their poo.