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"CJ and Scooter"
Shortly after CJ came to the stable, he "adopted" Scooter, a weanling
who was a bit weak when he was brought to the stable to be weaned.
Actually Scooter adopted CJ, squeezing through the fences to be with
CJ in his paddock. (We were afraid at first that this "wild" mustang
might hurt the foal.)
CJ immediately became Scooter's protector, and
when CJ was turned out he would take Scooter on his daily rounds;
CJ exploring each new item he came across with Scooter folowing up
and exploring also. They also ran and played together. When Scooter
would get tired and couldn't keep up, he'd stop and whinny for CJ
who would stop, would walk to Scooter and lead him back to his paddock
and stand guard over Scooter while he slept. Scooter thrived under
this attention and quickly regained strength and vitality.
CJ showing Scooter around the hay barn
CJ and Scooter taking naps together
After a few weeks Scooter had developed self assurance and appeared to be a normal, healthy, perky youngster.
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