When Sue Blagburn had to sell her horse, Arthur, she was devastated.
Her business had become overwhelmingly busy, and sad as it was, she knew that selling Arthur was the right decision to make at that time.
Sue had bred Arthur himself, along with two other horses, William and Harry. The horses shared the same field and had become close over the years, so it wasn’t just Sue who was going to be losing a special companion. Sue thought she would never see Arthur again – but then, four-and-a-half years later, it seemed that fate was on her side.
Arthur was for sale again!
Sue wasted no time in making sure Arthur was hers once more. After reuniting with her horse, she knew exactly what she was going to do first: introduce Arthur back to his two horse buddies.
Sue decided to record the moment that horses reunited and upload the video to her YouTube channel. At first, there was no knowing whether the horses would even remember each other.
“Would Arthur- now aged eight and a half, a thoroughbred sports horse that has spent the last four and a half years in a high-class private competition yard- have any memory at all of the two hairy New Forest pony playmates he once shared his youth with?” Sue wrote in the caption of her video. “And likewise, would William and Harry recognize that little thoroughbred guy who was once their best mate?”
As the video begins, Sue walks down a path with Arthur towards the field where Harry and William are waiting.
All three horses are completely unaware of what is about to happen. It’s been a long time since Arthur last saw his two buddies, and not even Sue knows what’s going to happen.
As Arthur walks onto the field, however, it’s immediately clear that the buddies remember each other.
As soon as they spot Arthur, William and Harry gallop over to their long lost pal and immediately rest their heads on his back- a horse’s way of giving a hug.
Then, to show off just how happy they are, the horses blissfully gallop around the field together. It’s as if they have become four-and-a-half years younger again!
It’s incredible that the horses still remember each other after all this time- especially as they are in a completely new area!
“Mustons Field, near the village of Hazelbury Bryan the place in Dorset where I used to live and all my horses and ponies grew up in, has long been sold, and this reunion happened far away in a village called Firle in East Sussex,” Sue wrote, adding that they were now “in a field William and Harry had only lived in for two weeks, whilst I was studying in this area, so there was nothing familiar.”
This special bond has stood the test of time, proving that horses can value friendships just like us humans do.
Sue now lives in South Dartmoor, where she runs Adventures with Horses, Equine Facilitated Experiential Learning- along with the help of Arthur, William and Harry, of course.
The business aims to offer disadvantaged people the opportunity for growth and learning through interaction with the three horses.
“Arthur, William, and Harry have become incredible guides for us human beings, by just being horses!” Sue wrote. “We offer learning and growth through the naturally occurring therapeutic and transformative opportunities horses can provide, in order to create self-awareness and well-being, and develop potential and skills which are transferable back into peoples everyday lives.”
Take a look at the emotional video of the horses’ reunion below.
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Source: Sue Blagburn