HARRISBURG — “C’mon, Roy. Move! Please!” she pleaded with the old horse. The young girl tries tugging hard on the reins but Roy is simply much too big a beast for her to move. Then she shifts her tactic and starts petting him behind the ears and cooing sweet encouragements. After a few minutes of this she convinces Roy to turn around in circles until eventually the old, stubborn horse decides that it may not be such a bad idea to go for a stroll with the exuberant young girl. The look of pride and pleasure that flashes across her face is unmistakable.
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