We were at the local horse auction last night. I wasn't there to pick up anything living, but I do like to walk around the pens and see what's being sold.
There were a few donkeys, and even a couple of really pretty mini mules, but this grey fella was just standing there. He was thin and his hooves really needed work. He kept to the middle of the pen so no one could touch him, but stood quiet with those big shaggy ears forward. He had the most abundant "bangs"! He needed a good brush, some groceries and a lot of work on those hooves.
I don't know why, but I just stood there and chatted him up, then walked around some more and found myself back at his pen and rested my hand on the railing while I talked to him again. He stepped forward, sniffed my hand, and we spent a nice five minutes with pats and scratches between his ears and over those shaggy bangs.
I had to sit on my hands when he came into the ring. My hubby kept saying, "No don't bid, no don't bid". I hope he got a good home