Posts tagged Deceased
The Sad Loss of Mojo

We're very sad to announce the loss of Mojo, our Gypsy Cob. Mojo was 27 years old, born in 1994. He was a stunning looking boy and will be in the hearts of all. Mojo lived a varied life, taking parts in everything from Medieval Skill at Arms, Equestrian Vaulting and other various trick riding. He was a very caring and sensitive horse who loved attention! RIP Mojo. 

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The Sad Loss of Duncan

Hi folks, I am sorry once again to tell you all that I have had to make the heartbreaking decision to have Our old Shetland Duncan put to sleep. Duncan was old and had a leg injury which he sustained earlier in the year, this was starting to cause problems and he had lost a great deal of weight which we had been trying to regain, but sadly he wasn't gaining weight & with the cold weather approaching i thought it was the right time to say our goodbyes. Duncan along with Bonnie was one of our oldest family members being in his thirties with Bonnie being older... he had been here since about 1990 I believe, arriving here with his cousin Douglas who we lost a number of years ago now. Both had enjoyed a fun filled time here being driven mainly as a pair by myself and Keith often at high speed around our paddocks as they were great little scurry ponies. With the loss of his cousin, Duncan palled up with our oldest pony Bonnie and the two oldies roamed the paddocks together and the yard, Duncan was always a firm favourite with our visitors, and he will be sadly missed. R.I.P. little man. Love always. xxx

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The Sad Loss of Scooby

It saddens me to tell you that another horse has passed over rainbow bridge, this time we have had to say goodbye to Scooby, who was a remarkable and very handsome Cleveland Bay X , he was around 21/22 years old and sadly suffered a heart attack. Scooby had been living up on a friends 5 acre field for over a year now along with my cob Mojo who went along with him to keep him company. Scooby had suffered with his breathing for a few years and was on daily medication and was advised to live out all year round, sadly we do not have enough land to have allowed him to do that. My friend offered free use of his land so that Scooby could live out all year round and we jumped at the chance. and within a very short space of time Scooby;'s breathing was much much better and he was then weaned off the medication which was fantastic for him. He has enjoyed living out as nature intended, being fused by the children, being boss of Mojo and just generally having a lovely time. I'd like to thank Billy and his Family for giving him something the centre could not, I know you will miss him just as much as we will. Scooby was a true gent with a very gentle nature and will be missed by all who knew him R.I.P. My Friend. xxx

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The Sad Loss of Steve

It is with a very heavy heart that we have to deliver the devastating news of the loss of Steve our amazing Canadian Percheron. We are not clear on what actually has happened but he must have had a fall and he was unable to get up despite all attempts, from himself, us and little Shetland Orbit who stayed with him throughout as well as Bosun watching carefully too.Steve came to live at the centre at the end of April 2011 in fact the day of the Royal wedding is when we collected him! Since his arrival Steve has been a big part of the centre,not only in height standing at 18.3hh but also in his character. He became best friends with Bosun our British Percheron, and taking on various working roles within his time with us. He was a good solid chap who made everyone feel safe, he helped teach humans how to interact with horses, he taught his human best friend Matt how to be a Medieval knight, as well as other folk too, he took part in the equestrian vaulting shows demonstrating how our team perform gymnastics on horsesback... Carry on reading...

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The Sad Loss of Charity

It is with much sadness that we say goodbye to Charity, a wonderful Shetland pony who was never any trouble to look after, she was best friend to Moose our Belgian Draft and will be missed by her as well as all of us who help to look after the horses and ponies in our care. Charity had been on and off poorly for a couple of weeks, but came worse yesterday afternoon just as the vet arrived... sadly medication had no affect and charity passed away in the night. Thank you all for your best wishes, and I am sure you will send her your thoughts as she passes over the rainbow bridge to find new adventures. R.I.P. Charity love always. xxx

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