Humans form lifelong friendships, but do animals? This woman discovers this as she prepares to reunite three horses who have been friends since they were foals. Nonetheless, she had no idea what was going to happen next!
According to Shareably “In Mustons Field, England, Sue Blagburn raised three horses.” The horses, named Arthur, Harry, and William, were best friends their entire lives. Unfortunately, Sue was forced to give up Arthur when she changed careers to equine facilitated learning and therapy. While his friends traveled around England with Sue, Arthur spent the next four years as a sports horse for high-class private competitions and events.
While Harry and William were living in Firle, East Sussex, Arthur was far away, living a high-class life. But that was until Sue decided to repurchase her horse one day. She assumed they’d recognize each other when she returned with him. She had no idea, however, how ecstatic they would be when they saw each other again after such a long time. The reunion was extremely moving. It was time for a jog after several gentle nudges. Arthur, Harry, and William took off running around the field in long laps.
“I knew they’d recognize each other,” Sue said, “but this is so much deeper than I ever imagined possible, and… it’s so extraordinary.” The woman was astounded that the horses could maintain such a strong bond after all these years. She explained, “William is quite bossy. No other horse could do what Arthur is doing,” she says. It’s amazing to see that animals have feelings as well!
Adventures with Horses, a non-profit organization that “offers learning and growth through the naturally occurring therapeutic opportunities horses can provide, in order to develop potential, self-awareness, and skills,” has made the horses its star team. These horses are living proof that animals, like humans, form lifelong friendships. Watch the video below for a heartwarming moment!