They don't come any sweeter. Our farrier declared he had buffalo in him. If you know Jake, you understand. He used to live with a herd of minis and their shelter was a little taller than his withers. So, he kind of stuck out like a sore thumb. But his owner knew his heart and when she found us, knew he could bless these children. He was full of potential, extremely bored, giving rides in circles, and wowsers has he been am amazing gift to us! Faithful. Kid safe. Strong and solid. And always talking! His nickers greet you, thankyou, and make requests. He has given hundreds of kids their first ride and represents the armor of God in his fond haircut and leather armor to kids at the ranch. The only thing I've ever seen him struggle with was, ironically, standing. When the farrier trimmed his feet, balancing on three feet was a challenge. We ruled out several possible causes, settling on the fact it was just mind over matter. Confidence, or lack of it, on three feet. He was afraid of falling. But with maturity and time, he overcame. How appropriate for his verses in Eph 6: 13:
"Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm."