Best Friends When They Were Babies, Horses Have Heart-Melting Reunion

Best Friends When They Were Babies, Horses Have Heart-Melting Reunion

Do horses remember each other and have emotions? That was the question Sue Blagburn had when she reintroduced Arthur, a horse, to two of his playmates from when he was a foal.

In December of 2012, Sue repurchased Arthur after having bred and sold him years earlier. Arthur grew up with the other two horses. He knew William when they were both foals and Harry arrived as a foal a year later.

“Would Arthur now aged eight and a half, a thoroughbred sports horse that has spent the last four and a half years in a high class private competition yard have any memory at all of the two hairy New Forest pony playmates he once shared his youth with?” Sue wrote. “And likewise would William and Harry recognize that little thoroughbred guy who was once their best mate?”

Sue arranged their reunion in an English field where William and Harry had just lived for two weeks, so there was no familiar surroundings for the old friends. She invited filmmaker Bruce Selkirk to capture the reunion on camera.

Soon the horses were nuzzling each other and having a “rolling party” in celebration. They not only recognized each other but clearly love each other!

Sue shared an update on the three friends in April 2015 and wrote that “Arthur, William and Harry are still all together and very happy, so am I! We now have a wonderful home in South Dartmoor where we run Adventures with Horses, Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning.”

Watching their reunion, Sue was absolutely awestruck by their special bond and I am too. Share this wonderful film with your family and friends who love animals!


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