Champ has quite a history which speaks volumes about his perseverance, gentleness and forgiving nature. He was raised by a loving family and when those children grew to be more advanced riders, the family donated Champ to a nearby camp where they knew Champ would be ridden daily. Unfortunately, it was discovered that Champ was being abused and neglected at this camp and the family got him back and worked on nursing him back to health. We happened to hear about them looking for a loving family and Ashley had been begging us for a horse, so we drove 3 hours to take a look.
When we got there, I saw Champ, and there was the youngest child (around 3 years old) running around him, flipping his tail and crawling around underneath him, and Champ just stood there. I knew this was a special horse. We talked with the owners and decided he was the horse we had been looking for. It broke my heart when we left to see the children of the family all standing on their front poor with tears running down their faces, but it assured me that he must be pretty special for them to have loved him this much.
Enjoy your time at the Bridge ol' boy.
And know that you were very loved.