By MICHELLE JAMES
SCARBRO, W.Va. — “My horse, every time I walk in the barn he usually starts his motor because he knows I’m going to give him treats or hay,” says 8-year-old Abby Richmond as she looks lovingly at Dude, a bright red sorrel quarter horse. Dude isn’t technically Abby’s horse. He belongs to Ken and Kelly Adkins and lives among the other horses at their Sweetwood Hollow Farm in Scarbro. But Dude is a little different than the horses trained by Ken Adkins Quarter Horses.
Dude is 30.
Ken and Kelly purchased Dude when he was 4, but he had lived elsewhere as a companion horse for 10 years until November 2017, when he returned to Scarbro. Back at Sweetwood Hollow Farm, however, Ken and Kelly say he just didn’t look good.
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