I love city life, but one unfortunate side effect of city life is that the country is quite far out. It takes about 40 minutes to get from the apartment to the horse barn now.
Back to the equids.
Lyric lives out in a pasture with a bunch of other horses. Lyric loves people, but the rest of the horses are rescues, so while Lyric stands and asks for pets, they run away. More for him, I guess!
Yup, he loves to snorf for treats. That is pretty much all he needs now- Lyric has severe stringhalt (motor function issues). A video makes it easier to understand, so I present to you- Lyric and I from 5 years ago.
Despite the strange walk, he manages to get around quite well, and it hasn’t affected his outlook on life.
This is his begging face. Yeah, as long as he has treats and attention, he does pretty well.
And once he gets the treats he deserves, off he goes again to the herd. He is a very herd bound beastie. Walking him away from the herd always elicits a number of whinnies and calls to his buddies, just to make sure they won’t leave him for good. Silly boy.
So noble, as he runs off into the sunlight. When he gallops, he almost moves with a normal gait.
I love seeing him move like that, but its bittersweet as well- I wish I could fix the problem, but they don’t know exactly what causes stringhalt. I can just keep giving him treats and making his pony life a bit sweeter.