Those of you that have been through our barn know that we have more than just horses and kids. Dogs, cats, roosters, even a rabbit grace our corridors. But we really only have one barn mascot, and his name is Yoda.
Yoda came to us about a year ago from our vet, Cindy Balzer, of the Girard Vet Clinic. He was found roaming around North Philly. When he first walked into the barn, he was a small, skinny thing, a “mini-goat.” He may not have gotten taller, but he sure has gotten wider.
He has served many purposes in our barn. He shows us that even a little, wide goat can hop up on lots of tall things, especially when there’s any type of food involved. He befriended a loyal companion, the horse Showtime, and kept him company during stall rest for a leg injury. Finally, he has taught us the valuable life lesson: when in doubt, headbutt it and see what happens.
Through it all, he has shown us that even a goat can be a dog if he really wants to. So stop by sometime, and ask to meet Yoda. You will undoubtedly get a grin, rolling eyes, and the chance to make a unique and mischievous friend.