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Outlaw: From Racetrack to Riding Trail


Outlaw was a hardworking pony horse at the racetracks. He would patiently pony young horses during their morning workouts. And then at night, he would help pony racehorses to the starting gate. Being a pony horse is a big job and lots of hard work. Outlaw’s owner decided to donate him to LOPE, so he could find a good home as a riding horse. After all those years of service, he thought Outlaw deserved a nice, easy job.outlaw

Soon after, John came to visit Outlaw. He liked Outlaw’s kind eye and stocky build right away, so he adopted him. We are so happy for John and Outlaw!

John recently sent me this photo of Outlaw on the trails. He says:

“Outlaw is turning into an excellent trail horse. He is confident and he thinks through everything. He does not spook easily and he does not lose his head. He certainly is looking good, don’t you think?”

We here at LOPE agree with John – Outlaw is looking very good (and happy)!

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