Mount Airy, Maryland’s Gentle Giants Draft Rescue was founded with the intention of rescuing horses from the hands of uncaring owners. Phantom, one of the horses who belonged to the charitable organization, had the mentality of a young child in the physical maturity of a seven-year-old huge horse.
He was often described as being like a Great Dane by Courtney, a volunteer at the Gentle Giants Draft Rescue. Phantom was a highly vivacious and silly horse that adored the water. Courtney would be dragged into the water by the horse to play.
Phantom, a shire horse, always recognized when someone needed him. One day, Lauren, one of the other volunteers, saved Teton, a 30-year-old horse. It was difficult for the horse to walk since its foot was misshapen and holed.
It was necessary to regenerate and reshape the foot. Teton felt quite uneasy. Phantom recognized that Teton would not feel at ease circling the remaining field. He nevertheless managed to get near to Teton.
Teton was frequently prodded by Phantom to go a bit farther. The rescue stallion, however, didn’t leave the field until he went to the doctor. He didn’t embark on any interesting trips.
The decision was made by Courtney and Lauren to bring Phantom and Teton to the creek. Their guardians reasoned that Teton could enjoy swimming in the water as Phantom did. When Teton watched Phantom take a step into the water, he wasted no time in following him in. Soon after, Teton joined Phantom in splattering water all over the area.
It was also great to see how Teton constantly looked to Phantom for motivation and direction in his life. In most cases, younger animals gain motivation from looking to older creatures in their population to learn from, but in this case, things were different. The emotional damage that the rescued horse had experienced was healed by Phantom. Teton had joined the ranks of the herd’s dominant horses as of today, becoming one of the alphas.