Courtney and Lauren of Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue had a horse named Phantom, who was a 7-year-old goofball. According to Courtney, Phantom is like a Great Dane.
He loves belly rubs and truly acts like a big puppy stuck in the body of a horse. Phantom loves to swim, and when he went in the water for the first time, he started to splash around right away.
They realized that Phantom also had a good sense of when someone needed him. A new horse named Teton arrived, and he was around 30 years old.
Teton’s hooves were deformed and had holes in them. This meant he was always sore and couldn’t walk too far. Phantom went up to Teton and befriended him right away.
The two horses were always together, and Phantom helped Teton mentally and emotionally. Phantom and Teton went out on an adventure together, and Phantom showed him how fun it was to be in the water.
Once Phantom started to splash around, so did Teton. Usually, younger horses look to older ones for guidance, but the roles are reversed in their relationship.
Teton is not the same horse as he was when he first arrived. He was sulking and sad. Thanks to Phantom’s help Teton is now one of the alphas in the herd and loves to run around in the field.