|"Lesson Learned", 8 by 10 inch watercolor on paper ©Maria T Reichert|
But, I had a theriogenology (animal reproductive biology) teacher who taught us something the very first day of class, which comes to mind often, if not daily. His first words of wisdom to his students, on the very first day of class.....
"Never trust an intact male of any species"
Well, that said, there is another thing I learned in vet school,
"There is an exception to every rule"
(Ok, another I loved was "When you hear hoofbeats, don't look for zebras," but that is a story for another day.)
This grey horse was the exception to the (first) rule. He is a young quarter horse stallion and a beauty to watch, he was also a perfect gentleman. Could show in the show arena with other horses and mares, and stand quietly in cross ties with other horses close by. I was most impressed by his white eyelashes and dark eyes, he stole my heart and I enjoyed watching his owner show him this year. And of course I had to have some pictures, in case I decided to paint him.