Zip the dog watched over his friend Tye, a foal who lost his mother, until he grew up and became independent.

This is the beautiful story of a very special friendship, that linking a dog and a horse.

It all began when, a few days after Tye’s birth, the foal, his mother fell seriously ill. Their owner, Karla Swindle, spent the night with the young horse and the mare in the barn. Despite the treatment received, her health had worsened and her end was unfortunately close.

Zip, Karla’s dog, decided to follow his mistress and so he also stayed in the barn to watch the scene. The 5-year-old Australian Bouvier then approached Tye, who was on his side, and lay down beside him. Several foals had been born on Karla’s property, but the dog had never really been interested in them. With Tye, it was different. It was as if he had felt that the young equine needed help. In the morning, his mother’s last breath. Zip has never left Tye since, comforting him as a person.

Tye’s behavior changed dramatically when Zip was close to him. Sad and confused, the colt became much more relaxed when his friend was there.

The days have passed, then the months, and Tye has become a big and beautiful horse. From now on, he spent most of his time galloping and trotting out in the paddock with his older sister. The huge size of the horse and its sometimes abrupt movements have pushed Zip to gradually take his distance, but whenever he has the opportunity, he runs to join him to share with him a good time.

Today, Zip can be proud of the work he has done; he has helped Tye in his development and has enabled him to gain insurance despite the loss of his mother. Even if they can not play together as before, each of them keeps in his heart a great and beautiful place for the other.

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