Dewey






Quarter Horse/Morgan mix

Chestnut 14.2 hands

Approximately 21 years old
Born 1987 - Died June 23, 2008


I just lost one of the best friends in my life to colic - my horse Dewey. He was a gelding, Quarter Horse/Morgan mix. Dewey was such a sweet and gentle horse that everyone who met him fell in love with him. I came to purchase Dewey 8 years ago when my husband got interested in horses and had purchased a mare named Princess. We are not young folks by any means. My hubby is 66, and I am 63 years young.

Dewey brought something to my life that I had never experienced before. I am not a very good rider by any means, however, I do love animals of any kind.  My hubby and I use to love to just go trail riding through the trails on a hot summer day, a cool fall day, or a snowy day. Dewey just loved the snow.

We used to board our two horses, but we were lucky enough 4 years ago to move to the country and bring our horses to live on our land with us. We even added a little black shetland pony, Charlie, to our family. The last year I have been struggling through arthritis in both knees and have been unable to ride. I swore I was going to get back up on Dewey this year, but I guess that was not meant to be. It used to bring me such happiness and joy, though, to be able to just look out my windows at our two beautiful horses, Princess and Dewey and little Charlie, or go out to them and give them treats. They all loved apples and carrots and corn husks. I just never thought that one of them would no longer be here.

I used to get so much joy and pleasure just putting my arms around my great big Dewey for the best hug ever! I am truly going to miss that. Like Mrs. Jackson, who owned Barbaro, said when he passed on, "I guess that's the price you pay for loving something.". Doesn't make it any easier, though, because once you are in the presence of these great animals, you are hooked forever. They teach you so much about love and patience. Even though I am in pain now, I would not have missed the experience.

Thank you, Dewey, for all the joy and pleasure you gave to this novice horsewoman. You are out of pain now and free to roam the heavens with all those wonderful horses who have gone to a better place. Dewey, my good boy, I will always love you and miss you so.

Much love from your human Mom,
Carolyn





















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