Tales of Beacon Hollow Farm: Old Charlie

Charlie, the Belgian horse owned by Rick and Renée Batchelder, died recently, He was 33 years-old, unusually old for a draft horse. Charlie was probably best known for his own Christmas story from a number of years ago when he returned to Beacon Hollow Farm one Christmas Day after wandering off from the Batchelder Farm when a gate was left open. The largest of horses, draft horses are gentle giants and Charlie was the gentlest of the gentle. He was brought to our farm as a three-year old more than 30 years ago by Rick, along with two other

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