Rex, My Favorite Horse of All Time
My Seventh and Tenth Horse
Rex, My Dream Horse
I guess every horse facts lover who has owned a horse has had a favorite horse. It’s that special horse with whom you bond or have bonded. The one horse that, even after he’s gone for a long time, you still miss him.
Rex and Me a Long Time Ago
So it is with me. My favorite horse was Rex, who was my seventh horse and later became my tenth horse. Yes, I had owned him twice. I had to sell him when we sold our home in the early 70s to move closer to the Christian school where my hubby and I worked. A few years later after we got settled and were able to have horses again, Rex was given back to me, and he died of old age in my pasture when he was about 25 years old. That was over 20 years ago, and I still get tears in my eyes when I think about him. He was quite the horse.
I’m not going to say much more about him; rather, I’ll let you see a few pictures of him. He was part Quarter Horse and part Tennessee Walker and had the smooth stride of a Walker. He was the perfect gentleman with children.
Gentle Rex with Kids
Children could even ride him bareback. He never bit; he never kicked. He would lift one foot at a time when I would nudge his leg to allow me to clean his hooves.
One of my fondest memories is when I’d put sugar in my pockets. Rex would nudge me with his velvety nose right where I had hidden the sugar cubes until I gave them to him.
Although Rex had been shown by his previous owners, I never got into showing him or any of my other horses. Although he was always “show ready” with his stance and demeanor, Rex was just my buddy, my trail pal, my best equine friend.
Rex Squaring Up
I like to think Rex is waiting for me in heaven. If ever a horse deserved that right of passage into eternity, it was my little blood bay Rex.
Rex, I love you and still miss you.
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