Long-eared love

EQUUS - - Letters -

We got Frito Bur­rito, our choco­late Minia­ture Don­key, 21 years ago as a wean­ling (“Eat, Bray, Love,” EQUUS 443). Frito is much more than a com­pan­ion for any solo horse re­main­ing when ev­ery­one else is out for a ride. His other job is be­ing the first turnout buddy for all new horses in­tro­duced to the herd. In all the years we’ve owned him, he’s never sus­tained a se­ri­ous kick or bite, and he’s quite ca­pa­ble of de­fend­ing him­self with those lit­tle hooves.

Some­times our plan works too well, es­pe­cially if the new horse bonds with Frito to the point of be­ing overly posses­sive. He’s also our of­fi­cial am­bas­sador of laughs, as he’s quite opin­ion­ated, has a bray that will curl your hair and loves to in­sert him­self into any barn ac­tiv­ity, whether in­vited or not. I hope he is in our lives for another 21 years. Susan Hoff­man Unionville, Penn­syl­va­nia

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