And adoration? Oh my word, Victor is in LOVE with Joel. Joel doesn't even have to hold on to the lead rope and Victor simply follows him around the barn like a very LARGE puppy. Nor does Victor need to be tied when Joel is saddling him or grooming him. He stands there patiently, occasionally bending down to nibble on Joel's baseball cap. You know how sometimes you'll see an elderly couple walking down the street holding hands? Well that's what it looks like when you see Joel and Victor walking down the path together. It's like they've been together forever.
So when Joel asked me yesterday if he could buy Victor, well what could I say? Apparently Joel loves Victor just as much as Victor loves Joel. I would be hard pressed to find a more perfect match. When not training horses at the ranch, Joel fills in as a handyman. Which means they'll be together every day, all day. And Joel will be able to take Victor so much further than I'd ever be able to.
Foster a horse and find him a good home. Mission accomplished.