When people figure out that I am a writer for the Daily Globe, I would say the majority of the time they ask me if I either am, or if I know, the girl with the horse.
Whether I like it or not, Faith, my 13-year-old thoroughbred, is a little bit of a local celebrity… Oh, who am I kidding? Of course I like it.
This topic was recently brought up in the Daily Globe newsroom, among the many important topics discussed within these walls (and by important topics I mean how poorly the Vikings are doing, how Nicki Minaj probably shouldn’t be on the radio anymore and how the new Jimmy Fallon song “Ew” is exactly that … ew, so you know, we clearly discuss the important things).
Anyway, the fact that Faith is a tiny bit of a local celebrity came up after, once again, someone who was in the Daily Globe office wanted to know which one of us was the “horse girl,” and where in Windom do I keep her? After we had a quick chat about Faith (which is always difficult for me, because I could talk about her for hours), the visitor went on her way.
Afterward, my co-worker Robin Baumgarn said that Faith should just have her own Facebook page so that I could update it with what she’s up to and how she’s doing, as a friend of hers has her own Facebook page for her dog.
I pretty much laughed that idea off, as I think it’s a little ridiculous for an animal to have its own Facebook page. But in the spirit of keeping everyone updated on how she’s doing in her new home, I’m happy to report that she absolutely loves it.
Faith has gained back pretty much all of the weight she lost. She is currently starting to get her winter coat, so she is extra furry and warm.
She likes her new pasture buddies and has grown especially fond of one horse named Cloud, who is a paint. They’re sort of best friends forever now.
Lately, I haven’t been hitting the trails as much as the days are shorter, but Faith and I are still working in the arena a few times a week, even though I know she’d rather be out in the pasture either eating grass or hay.
I also thought I’d add in a little photo of what she looks like now, and as you can see she’s a happy horse, eating away.