When you go to the barn, you expect to be greeted by your favorite furry friends.
No, we don’t mean cats, who won’t leave you alone until you pet them, or sometimes leave you a present — whatever animal they hunted down that morning.
I’m not even talking about the horses, even though they’re pretty great.
I’m talking about barn dogs.
They’re the first ones to say “hello” when you get to the barn. They’ll keep you company when everyone avoids helping you with chores. And their fur is great for burying your head in when you’ve had a rough lesson.
They’re the ultimate cheerleaders at a horse show, though it’s honestly tragic that you have to keep them on a leash.
OK, so they’d probably run into the ring or raid a food stand if you didn’t.