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This month's featured horse: ORION
Like many MVA horses, I’ve lived on this farm my whole life. My mom was rescued when she was younger and found a happy home here. My little sister and I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. Some young horses might be looking for adventure and new experiences on other farms, but we get everything we need (and want) right here.
My name’s Orion. Since I was a colt I knew where my place was... as close to people as possible. I’ve actually tried to fit myself into those little pouches where they have in their jackets, but so far, standing right next to them is as close as I’ve gotten. I’ve seen the farm dogs jump up in their laps which made them all giggle, but when I tried it, they didn’t seem too happy. I guess at 15hh and almost 1000 lbs I’m a bit too big for them. Nevertheless, I’ll nuzzle and cuddle up as close as I can, whenever I can. Why, you ask? That’s easy, they have treats!!! Well, most of them do anyway. And even when they forget or run out, those two hands of theirs give the best scratches ever. Sure there’s some work but those are the adventures that make the best stories. We go climbing up the mountains, through rushing waters and galloping through open fields. Then, at the end of the day, we get more treats! How could you ask for a better deal?
I know some people are sceptical about humans, but me, I love ‘em. I don’t mind taking care of them as long as they take care of me. At MVA there are always hands to scratch me, pockets to investigate and faces to nuzzle. With every new rider I get a new adventure to remember. So come visit me, I’ll be the first horse to greet you at the gate!