One of Tori's many birthday gifts was this Strawberry Roan given to her by her husband Matt. Tori hasn't given her 3 year old a name yet, but I call her Strawberry. Isn't she beautiful and she's also very well behaved.
Look at her strut....
Strawberry is full of energy and wants to run and looks so pretty doing it.
Here's a close up of Strawberry in her stall with her pink halter...she's all girl, just like Tori.
This is Matt's little colt. He's a 17 month old Palomino who just had surgery this past week. He was cut and I guess you horse & cattle owners know what that means. I won't explain that here except to say that it sounds a bit like being neutered. That's Matt standing beside his horse while he nibbles on whatever grass he can find.
Matt is my grandson...he's a 20 year old EMT/ firefighter who works for the Richmond Fire Dept and still finds time to work with the Berea Volunteers on his days off. Tori works in Physical Therapy.
Here's a closeup of Matt's horse. His name is Rebel and he's just like a great big puppy dog. He follows you everywhere and pesters the daylights out of you wanting to always be near. He's very gentle, like Strawberry, but he's very nosey about anything you are doing. He has to have his nose right in the middle of everything, even checking out your pockets just to see if you might be hiding a treat in there for him.
I'm proud of my grandchildren and Matt & Tori are no exception. They've accomplished a lot already for their young ages. Matt & Tori have known each other since probably kindergarten and went all the way through school together. They got married very young and will be celebrating their 3rd Wedding Anniversary on Oct. 22nd.
Three years ago, on Tori's birthday, Matt surprised her with an engagement ring and a week later they were married. They say they're not ready for children yet, so Jimmy & I will just have to be satisfied with great-grandpets, like horses, but that's quite alright for now.
Ah...to be young again.