Eight years ago today, my horse Sancho, was lucky enough to be leased by a young lady named Kaylee. He was 11 years old at the time, and she leased him for 5 years. They were a fabulous team and learned a lot from each other. I remember the date so well, because they picked Sancho up and took him to their home on a Sunday. That Tuesday the planes flew into the Twin Towers.
I've had Sancho back for a few years now, and he's been through a ruptured trachea, and EPM (a terrible parasite in his spinal cord), and he's fully recovered.
At 19, he's just a young as he was at 11. This is in no small part due to the wonderful care he received while in the capable hands of Kaylee and her dad. If I had the money, I swear I'd clone this little sucker, just so I can say I owned a two in a million horse.