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Hippy

Hippy was the type of horse that would give his heart to the right person. I was lucky enough to be his person. When I was 8, I got the chance to lease him and we bonded fast. Hippy and I did everything together. He was my best friend, first boyfriend, my racehorse, my jumper, and my show horse. I'm in college now and I remember telling him all about Vermont Tech when I was a seventh grader. I had dreams as big as the sky. Hippy also made me realize something about myself. When he developed chronic laminitis, I learned all about how to treat him. I realized at that moment when I was 12 that I was going to become a vet. Now I am a freshman in college and on my way. All thanks to a little Belgian/Morgan cross that inspired me. Thank you Hippy, for teaching me more than just how to ride.
   
"Speak kindly to your little horse, and soothe him when he wheezes, or he may turn his back on you, and kick you where he pleases" - Anonymous