15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
leading horse out after last feeding
"last chore of day" This picture was taken of my mom letting out our old horse Liberty after giving her the last feeding of the day. this horse is 31 which is the equivalent of 90 something in human years. liberty is missing many teeth so she can't chew hay. She lives on water soaked mush which is given to her 4-5 times a day. This has been going on for a few years and is done every day - rain, snow, and sub zero temps. It is a labor of love and what Americans do for their animals.
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