Dominique spent 11 days at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair!
He had his own big stall like the other horses. He had a sign on his door so people knew who he was and a number to call if he was afraid.
I looked in Dominique’s window the first morning. He was still laying down. I knew he felt safe and relaxed. He ate his breakfast of a handful of grain and four baby carrots while I put hay and water in his corral for the day. I also put his cards and autograph cards out on a table so everyone would know what Dominique does. He liked watching everyone!
Every day we saw different things as we would walk to the big shade tree beside his corral. Some days we would see big horses getting ready for a driving class. Dominique saw horses getting a bath just like he did. Everyone would say, “Good Morning Dominique!”
On the way to his corral, Dominique walked by other barns, the schooling ring where horses were
getting ready to show, and past the rides.
Making Friends and Creating Smiles
Dominique had no idea how many friends he would meet at Devon! Young and old alike fell in love with the friendly little horse. Many of the children enjoyed grooming him.
He was a great ambassador for Dominique’s Smiles and lots of people learned about his mission to bring love and smiles to children and adults in hospitals, nursing facilities, Ronald McDonald Houses, schools, and private homes.
Dominique also had a lot of dog visitors. He greeted each one and was a true gentleman!