When Gail Bentzon arrived at the farm to look at OTTB Allomyprospects, his owner Linda Fohl told her that he was just out back in a pasture, and that she’d go “call him.”
“I thought, oh sure, he’s just going to come running,” Bentzon says. “Then she yelled, ‘Pom Pom!’ and from the back of the field, you could hear him running. Then this big, dark puppy of a horse popped out from behind the tree line!”
Barefoot a happy, he approached Bentzon’s daughter Maaike like he was greeting an old friend.
After a brief meet and greet on Fohl’s farm Hole in One in Tallahassee, Fla., the OTTB and her daughter have become fast friends, and great riding companions.
A little clumsy and out of shape at first, Allomyprospects tried his heart out and wowed a family who hadn’t worked with a Thoroughbred before this point.
The family’s association with the big puppy has made them all believers: “We are all Thoroughbred fans now!!”
In this picture, Maaike stands with Miss Daisy, the family’s Dutch Warmblood, and daughter Alex stands with Allomyprospects, on the right.
2 responses to “Photo of the Week: A horse comes running”
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It’s always awesome to read these good and positive stories for the OTTB horses. I’m very happy to read it was love at first site. A match pair / BF. The best part of the story is when Alex yelled out to call Allomyprospects, ‘Pom Pom!’ and from the back of the field, you could hear him running. Then this big, dark puppy of a horse popped out from behind the tree line!”Barefoot and happy, he approached Maaike like he was greeting an old friend. It just doesn’t get any better then this. May you both live and enjoy a long and healthy life together. Thanks for sharing your warm and positive story with us.