Alf is my baby, even though he’s now 22 years old. Alf was born here at my farm and I raised and trained him. To be perfectly honest, he was very easy to train. My friend Beth, who has had a lot of experience in race horses and hunters, often remarks on just how “spoiled” I have been with Alf.
I realize that. He has always been game to try everything and learn anything. He has always been very willing, and he can do some things one would never think a horse of his size and build would be able to do with grace. He has been in the ribbons in Western Pleasure as well as Hunt Seat Equitation. He has won Reserve Championships and has spent long hours on thick, wooded trails. He has performed higher-level dressage movements and has drawn a Meadowbrook cart with ease.
I wrote a piece about Alf and our low-sugar journey for Skode’s website a while back (since Alf is Skode’s Official Spokeshorse for the Minty Rose Brownie). It occurred to me today that some of you who read here may not have had the chance to read that story, and would be interested. So the link below will take you there. Enjoy!
Click here to read The Trouble with Alf by C. L. McGinley, and check out our Top 3 Low-Sugar Horse Care Tips while you’re there!