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[RC] Camels and donkeys and goats, oh my! - Julie Fuller

We have a couple camels around here too... near a stable where I have gone for arena work.
A few years ago, a couple of friends and I did arena work, then headed down the road to hit the trails. The camel was in a field along the road. We all stopped to visit the llamas in the field, and Gizmo, the camel came gallumping down the field to check us out.

My mare, Rayna, one of the steadiest horses I've ever ridden, froze in her tracks and watched him intently. I too could feel her heartbeat through the saddle. Gizmo came right at us, stopped at the fence, then curled up his lip and made this funny, low, grumbling, growling noise.

That was enough for Rayna! She skittered sideways all the way across the road, and nearly fell in the ditch on the other side! I was in shock, and hysterics! Everyone was falling off their saddles laughing, and Rayna looked awfully sheepish. She regained her composure, sauntered back toward Gizmo and glared at him. Everytime we went by there after that, she ignored him completely. She disdained to acknowledge he existed on the planet. *grin*


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