A little colt was born to Lady our gentle Shire Mare in May 2005, we called him Bridie’s Bequest in honour of my late mother. We called him Quest for short. For 7 years that beautiful horse was loved, cared for and kept from harm. Last year was a tough year for the ranch, both Greg and I had serious health issues that stopped us achieving some of the things we were working on. Backing Quest had been an on/off project and our big boy needed a purpose that we couldn’t fill. We elected to have him “fostered out” to a new mommy who would love, care for and keep from harm our beautiful gentle Quest. Lots of people wanted to take care of him and after a lot of careful deliberation we chose trainer Jamielynne Buckner. Quest didn’t want to go, he had never left the farm and he didn’t want to go to school. We made him go. His training was going to be finished, our health had stopped us and as his mommy and daddy we thought that we were doing the best for him. In February he left our barn, a handsome 19.2 dark bay Shire gelding, fit and well. He was going to be loved by Jamie Lynne Buckner and he would be safe.
We saw Quest on Sunday, we actually hardly recognized him. He looks like a coat hanger with skin over the top, he has open and healing sores from his chest to his sheath area ( back end) and the light in his eyes has gone. We stayed a little while. He still gave me kisses, he let us hug him but it was clear to us that he didn’t know what had happened to him. We both cried. We trusted Jamielynne Buckner to take care of him, we communicated with her ( as much as she allowed us to) and we believed that she would LOVE CARE FOR AND KEEP FROM HARM the horse we love too much to sell. Here are before and after photographs…..I will leave it to you,…what do you think.
I am going to close there, I have little more to say on the subject,
Take care, keep safe, M