Animal Awareness Month at was celebrated at Coryell's Crossing in Warrenton with a visit on Feb. 4 from Waldstar, pictured above, a Haflinger owned by Ann Heineck of Seaside.

"Waldstar gets up-close and personal as she answers questions for the children with nodding her head yes and no," Heineck wrote in an e-mail to the Ear. "She is a special trained horse who has a mission in life helping children and adults better understand different breeds of animals and their daily needs, as well as the love animals have to offer their owners.

"The children were excited and loved being able to have one-on-one time with Waldstar, as she proved that even a horse can learn sign language, body commands and communication while trained with natural horsemanship.

"Horses are becoming more and more popular with our young children and it's nice to see Coryell's Day care is going the extra mile helping children in our community learn that with education and knowledge, we will have less animal cruelty and learn respect for nature and its perfect balance."

The Ear suspects Waldstar is a very astute teacher.


Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.