The Horses of Glenview –”Ben”

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This is “Big Ben”.

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Ben…he’s quite possibility my boy’s favorite horse.

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I think the feeling is mutual…

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I think maybe it’s because Jake at 6’2” and Ben at 18.3hh they’ve got the height thing in common.

Let’s face it, neither one are vertically challenged.

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Or maybe because Jake is a softy.  Case in point…after a “grueling photo shoot” the boy took pity on him and let him do a little well deserved grazing.

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Whatever the reason, they’re good bud’s.

Height:

18.3 HH

Weight:

2,100 pounds

Age:

7 years

Status:

Active and on the Show Roster.

Position(s) Held In The Hitch (Team):

Right wheel in the four, six and eight horse hitch.

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Ben does an excellent llama impression.

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And camel impressions too.  He also loves to eat and give hugs to anyone who’s willing to stop by his stall and get one of his famous squeezes.

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I think Ben has unusual markings…

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Uh…everywhere.  Like his tattoo? – Just preserving his modesty.

Okay not really, but for the sake of some of you who aren’t livestock/horse folks I thought the John Deere logo/tattoo over “an area” was the thing to do.

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And on that note…we’ll say “catch ya later”.

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16 thoughts on “The Horses of Glenview –”Ben”

  1. Ben and Jake both look great in the photos! As you say – they view life from a similar height (!) and both have quite nice smiles and a bit of mischief in their eyes :D. I just love hearing about the horses…they are BEYOND magnificent……..really.

    Pam (and Sam)

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  2. I read this with my Anna. Her comments: “Wait. Big Ben is eighteen feet tall?” (I started to ask my wife – a one-time horse person – what hh meant, but Anna suddenly remembered.) “Whoa! He does a good giraffe impression!” When I read to her that he ‘gives hugs to anyone who’s willing to stop by’, she asked, “The horse?” And then giggled.

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