Photography by Wendy Wheelock
Where do I even begin? Its hard to remember a day that you were not in my life. Almost half of my life has been shared with you. My first Morgan, my first foal to raise, my first horse to train, my first horse to show...
Shadow you have truly been a gift from the moment I knew you were mine until your last breath. You and I were meant to be partners. You gave me everything you had and then some. You tried your heart out until the end. There will never be another Shadow, nor do I want there to be. You were one in a million buddy, a kind and gentle soul. You were my rock, my one constant and reliable horse.
Now who do I turn too for that confidence booster? After having a tough ride on a young horse, and loosing my confidence...I could always climb on your back and you would remind me I can do it. We learned flying changes together... I still remember how excited you got when you knew you did it right. I couldn't practice Dressage tests because you would memorize them before me. I could think a movement and you would do it.
Waking up this morning knowing you are really gone... that in this life I'll never hear your gentle nicker again or feel your dark muzzle nipping at my coat, looking for treats...it takes my breath away. There is a hole in my heart now...and not one day will go by that I wont think of you.
Until we meet again, my dear Shaggy you'll hold my heart forever... Holly
Sadly we announce the loss of our beloved Shadow...I have created this page just for him in his memory and will add more pictures as I find them. This has been a huge blow to me as he was my rock.💔
I have been so blessed with very special horses, each unique in their own way....I have had moments of giving up on the horse thing over the last few days, but in the end I cant do it. Its who I am. It has somehow become the fabric of my being. It makes me who I am. Shadow made me who I am. He taught me so much I will carry with me in the training of my other horses. There will be more heart horses, I have a couple in the making right now, and I will love each of them in a different way. Each special in their own right. But Shadow was the first, so he holds that flame. I just need to keep it burning and not give up. Even in death, Life goes on. It has to...
I will try to not dwell on the sadness, but remember all the great the memories we made and carry them forward as a tool to use with the others. ~ Holly