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Isolde, Isolde…

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It really doesn’t feel like a long time ago, when you were a fuzzy little creature that followed us on our trail rides. Our firstborn equine, always so obedient despite your curiosity.

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You followed us on our trails for two years, before you got to carry your own rider.

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You grew as tall as Ebony.

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Our first rides were amazing. You impressed me, taking it with all the easy in the world.

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As if you were born for this.

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And the bush awaited!

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I would have to look long for a more handsome horse!

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And you are sensitive and sensible too!

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Always a bit of a poet, sometimes lost in a world of your own,

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…but super cuddly and in constant need of human affection.

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And the affection is mutual!

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You’ve had some rough times in your life, and in the past year, you suffered from colds, repeated piroplasmosis and even parasites. Still, you bore with me and the vet, taking your shots without complains.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Isolde!!! Have fun with your pals today and your fresh grass party!!

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