I grew up in a rural area, not farmland, but pretty rural, with small horse farms all around us (I have been around horses my entire life). My parents had a big gelding named Tiny (haha) and ran a little boarding stable during WWII and the horses all hated my sister and brother. They were always getting bit or kicked. Naturally, I was in love with horses from the day I was born, but by the time I came along, my parents had had it with equines. I had to get my horsey fix riding the neighbors' horses (another good story there).
One morning, when I was maybe 6 or 7 yrs old, I went outside to find a 1600 lb Hereford steer eating grass by our backdoor. We lived about a mile from the packing plant (slaughterhouse) and apparently one of the steers decided to take a walk in our direction. Well, I ran in the house and got my jump rope and tied it around the big guy's neck - he was mine. If I couldn't have my own horse to ride, I was sure gonna keep that steer! I walked him around the yard so he could eat grass. The manager from the packing plant and my dad had quite a time getting me to give him up! From that day on, every Sunday during good weather, I was driven about 30 miles to the livery stable so I could ride my favorite livery horse, Beauty, a pretty black & white pinto, on the forest preserve trails. No more riding just around the neighbors yards for me! I still think about that steer.....
75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Silvertip & Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Pearl Gourami, Black Kuhli Loaches, Whiptail Cats, Wild Caught BNP
Dual 29 gals - Diamond Tetras. Harlequin Rasboras, Bloodfin Tetras
10 Gal - Mr. Betta's Fishy Paradise
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Haha yeah that is a good song pred, yeah I love horses I use to have a tanish horse named chase we got him from a auction he was awesome but when we moved to va he died when my grandparents where taking care of him sorry if that sounds like I'm saying its there fault its not but I was saying we didn't justf leave him
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I think if someone thinks clownfish are called nemos they should banned from keeping sw tank.