This morning awakened rather
grim. The much needed rainy mist rolled over the hills with a purpose. The
sun was barely awake and bouncing dim prisms of colour over a sad sight.
Jimmy Metcalfe passed away this morning. He had been aging quickly the last
month and seemed to know his time was coming soon. The screech owl has been
calling his name and both John and I knew. He was around 30 years old and
was tired. He had been worked long as a Hot Springs Carriage horse [we rescued
him from this] and retired quietly to a life of leisure at our home.
We were so blessed to have him in our lives. He was a treasure to snuggle
and a joy (most of the time!) to ride.
him lying down this morning and he did not want to get up. We had the vet
give him a quiet sleep at 8:33 am. He had no struggles or second thoughts
to going onto horsey heaven. The vet said he had probably had long term heart
problems and that he was having a really weak pulse with no other complications.
He will never be forgotten and will be greatly missed in the herd. Blue whinnied
for him and they both snorted at each other. Rennie came over and wiggled
his nose on him and Jake came over and told him goodbye and they all went
back to the hay pile together for the
Jimmy the Belgian Hot
Springs, Arkansas Carriage horse had retired to Amanda, John and Maggie
Metcalfe's farm in Benton, Arkansas. He spent the last few years of his life
in complete peace and happiness with his human family and his equine companion,
a vision impaired Appy named Blue. He will be forever missed by his family,
but he is running free in greener pastures with our AngelHorse - Mr. Joe
Clark, AKA Black Velvet. Run on,