Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

July 11, 2013

Adios Old friend!

Tucker was a registered Quarter Horse, 16 years old when we first got her. She needed an advanced rider and I was a rank beginner. We learned together. She put me over the handle bars, separated a shoulder and generally was a handful, but fun to ride. Wide open she could do an honest 70 km/h.
 She was the alpha mare in the herd until Alpine showed up, and then relinquished the position without a struggle.

This is a picture of the two of us from 1995.


Now  side by side as they were so often in life! Tucker and Boom..our first two horses.

Sometimes things are not so easy on the Acreage!

16 comments:

Alica said...

I'm sorry! I'm glad you have such good memories together!

Montanagirl said...

I know what you mean. They're both beautiful.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i am sorry! but i know you knew it was coming eventually. i've got two old mares buried here. *sigh*

Bobbi Jo Nichols said...

I'm so sorry. Beautiful horses. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

jean said...

Tucker had a good life with you. I'm glad the Lord gave her to you to care for.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'm so sorry. Its so hard to lose an old friend.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Oh, I am feeling so sad for you - I'm very very sorry. Tucker sounds like a very special friend.

Mary Ann said...

Oh, Ian... I'm so sorry... been there... She was a lovely old mare!

Michelle said...

I am so sorry to hear this. My condolences.

4RRanch said...

So sorry for your loss.

Gail said...

I am so sorry but think of the gift of friendship, confidence and fun you gave each other.

Bev said...

So sad...

peihome said...

oh Ian, I'm sorry to hear this. No matter how long we've had an animal companion, nor how old they are, it's never easy at the end.

Gregg Metcalf said...

Tough to loose an animal, especially a good dog or horse. Sorry for your loss my friend. Lord bless you.

The Dancing Donkey said...

I am very sorry for your loss, but glad for all the years you shared and the good life you gave to Tucker. A hard day indeed.

Linda said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your photos are gorgeous.