Please join me in congratulating my horse, Bear, on making it another year around the sun. This past Sunday, April 26th, Bear turned 25.
I wanted to mark the actual day with a photo shoot, but the weather didn’t cooperate so we waited until the next day, April 27th, to take pictures.
Funny that Bear is exactly half my age in chronological years but yet in human years, he is thought to be the equivalent of a person in their seventies. The average life span of a horse is approximately twenty-five to thirty years. So each birthday is made more precious by virtue of the fact that Bear is not likely to have that many more.
In honor of his birthday, Bear wanted all The Backyard Horse Blog readers to get a little party gift as you leave this page and go on your way. He wanted to let you know that the magazine, The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Healthcare, has made its April issue free for digital viewing. Go to http://www.thehorse.com and click on the link that is at the very top of the page to view the issue. This magazine provided me lots of articles over the years that have helped me navigate Bear’s senior-horse health issues. Seemed a fitting party gift to celebrate him entering his 25th year on planet earth. Happy birthday, Bear!