Yesterday, I had the chance to speak on the phone with Jennifer Honigman, the H&R reader who was announced last week as the grand-prize winner in our second annual Your Horse, Your Life online reader contest. Contestants were asked to submit a short description of the funniest thing their horse has ever done. The contest was sponsored by Weaver leather and Miller International.
Jennifer struck me as someone who’s modest, unassuming, practical, and very devoted to her horses.
Jennifer’s entry was about her 29-year-old retired barrel horse, Wyatt.
Here’s what she wrote about her buddy and long-time partner; after the entry was voted into the top five by other readers, it was the top entry chosen by a separate panel of judges.
‘Wyatt makes me laugh on a daily basis by insisting on having his belly rubbed. He acts like a giant dog. He will position himself in front of you and hold his leg out to the side and high in the air and look at you like “Hello i’m waiting”. If you move he will reposition himself and again lift and look at you he will even start twitching his lip in anticipation and begging to be scratched. It does not matter which side your on he will lift his leg accordingly. He has so much personality and I can’t help but laugh when he does this. He sees it as rub now muck later!’
Jennifer and her husband live in Commack, Long Island, with their four horses and four dogs. Look for more about them in the January 2013 issue of H&R.