Introducing Abuelita, a gentle Tobiano with pretty rounded white splotches and a tender heart. But more importantly, I want y’all to meet Doc, the Wonderhorse on whom she’s based.
“Abuelita is a good choice,” Francisco said to Burnett, nodding toward the horse. “Gentle, good instincts.”
“Abuelita?” Burnett asked, looking between the two brothers.
“Little grandmother,” Renaldo said, grinning and running his hand along Abuelita’s copper flank. “She mothers the other horses and watches out for the foals. Gracias, Francisco.”
Francisco nodded and gave his brother’s shoulder a squeeze.
“That’s good thinking,” Burnett said. “Could help us out there. Gracias.”
The brothers looked at each other, amused at Burnett’s American-South accent as he attempted to pronounce Spanish. Burnett caught that, rolled his eyes and took the lead, walking Abuelita to where she could join his horses in one of the corrals.
“Be good, eh?” Francisco said quietly, ruffling Renaldo’s hair.
Under the cut is Abuelito, aka, Doc, the best quarter horse ever.