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19 Over 19 – Jenny

In the captivating tale of Jenny, a late 20s mare who graced the lens of the 19 Over 19 Project, the story unfolds as a testament to newfound connections, and learning curves. Owned by Ale for just a year, Jenny’s presence has transformed not just the dynamic of their relationship but also Ale’s perspective on horsemanship.

Having ridden a few horses before Jenny, Ale admits to never feeling a true connection until that magical ride with the late 20s mare. The experience left an indelible mark, creating a bond that would define their shared journey in the year that followed.

Their past ventures have centered around tranquil trail rides, creating memories against the backdrop of nature’s beauty. Yet, Ale acknowledges the challenges that come with the territory of horse ownership, especially when stepping into the role of caregiver for the first time. The experience has been a learning curve for both Ale and Jenny, a journey of mutual understanding and growth.

Looking ahead, Ale envisions missing the distinct “mare attitude” that makes Jenny unique. The anticipation of Jenny sauntering over for scratches, a simple yet profound gesture of affection, is a sentiment that Ale knows will be deeply missed in the years to come.

For those caring for senior horses, Ale imparts a valuable lesson: understanding when they’ve had enough. The tip to “work them but not too much” reflects a nuanced approach to senior equine care, recognizing the importance of balancing activity with rest to ensure their well-being.

Silhouette of a woman wearing a cowboy hat kissing her senior horse on the face.

I still have a few openings left for the 19 Over 19 project! If you have a horse 19 years or older and want to tell their story, please apply at the link below.

December 18, 2023

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