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Riding in the bush is a passion to be shared with both humans and critters.

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Sheba, my 1½ year old Rhodesian ridgeback from Sweden, is always ready to accompany us on our rides!

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As Nigeriens are very social, we often stop to talk to people.

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And while humans stop to talk to humans, Sheba takes the opportunity to make new canine friendships.

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The boy & his Azawakh girl

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I am always amazed by Sheba’s social skills. Although most Azawakhs (especially the females) are skeptical at first, our communicative ridgeback does not give in until her proposition of friendship has been accepted.

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And despite the Azawakh’s instinctive reservedness, there is one thing that unites Sheba with all local canines:

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…the love for racing!!

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And who will not hold their horses to watch their canine guardian do lap after lap in the bush fields with a newfound friend??

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Life quality comes in many versions and there are few things I enjoy more than watching animals or people perform according to their heart’s desire!

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