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In Loving Memory...
~ Gogo Fatale ~


6/2/01 - 10/11/11
~ Forever the Marest of Them All ~
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Monday, December 20, 2010

RIP Sunny

First order of non-related business: Denali's Mom's present. We are now waiting on Denali's Mom herself to get the workings fully underway! So you hear me Denali's Mom, send me that picture and let's get that hair in the mail! The other possibility is that we all could send that money off towards vet bills instead, which I am sure would also be a welcome gift. Any opinions? Everything else is set on this end, I just need the things from Denali's Mom.... so hop to it ;)


Second order of business.... I am really sad to say that today we lost yet another school horse legend from my past, good old Sunny. Sunny was the first horse I really fell in love with at my old barn, and I very nearly leased him (but Quincy arrived and it was all over from there!). Sunny was a skinny, narrow, TALL, roaring Thoroughbred with an elephant leg and a major cribbing issue, but we loved him nevertheless. He was so giant that even when Quincy (his gay lover) would come give him sleepy kisses on the ground, they were nearly perfectly nose to nose:



He was an amazing rockstar, despite all of his weird issues. It's so sad that all of the schoolhorses of my teenaged years are all getting so old and fading away. It was over a decade ago that I started riding at the barn where I really first got seriously attached to all the school animals... I forget how old they all must be now.

Rest in peace Sunny. We'll miss you so much.

7 comments:

Dom said...

Aw, RIP Sunny. Sounds like he lived a great life. And he really was a giant horse! Wow. I'm afraid to find out what became of the horses I rode in my younger years.

Amy said...

Sorry to hear about Sunny. I didn't know if on your way down to Texas you wanted to stop by Indiana and pick up any of 3 TB of your choice. I know TB aren't your thing but didn't know if free project horse would tempt you at all.

DressageIsToDance said...

I'm sorry for your loss!

I too am reaching a point where horses I rode and knew when I was younger are passing away. Many are in their 20s and are in or are nearing retirement...

SillyPony said...

So sorry for the loss of Sunny. At this point, only one of my old schoolies is still around and we're both 31. Though she insists we're only 29.

Katie said...

RIP Sunny. He was so big! What a cutie. Hope you have a great Christmas.

Denali's Mom said...

RIP Sunny, the horse I rode when I was little died 12 years ago. I still think of Misty often. Esp. When Denali is being a raging bitch.

I am so sorry for slacking. I am on the East Coast and will get my crap together. Life (as you know it) has been crazy.

Jenny said...

Just curious what you meant by "elephant leg"?
Sorry to hear he has passed!
There are a handful of horses still alive that I rode as a child.... and they are all quite old now! I just saw a QH that I rode when I was 12 who just celebrated his 33rd birthday. He is, of course, retired and has no teeth....