The three greatest horses

It's me Jordan. Again. This story is more of a sob story then a loveletter. First of all I have to say that these were the greatest horses in their own way. They each were a special part of the AVF family. If they were ...It's me Jordan. Again. This story is more of a sob story then a loveletter. First of all I have to say that these were the greatest horses in their own way. They each were a special part of the AVF family. If they were ...

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It’s me Jordan. Again. This story is more of a sob story then a loveletter. First of all I have to say that these were the greatest horses in their own way. They each were a special part of the AVF family. If they were here now they would be happily playing in the snow.

Great Dane. He truly was great. He was a favorite at the barn. He was always honest forgiving and just a plain sweetheart. I only had the pleasure of riding him once but he was a real gentleman. I had just gotten over a fall and I was still very nervous. I climbed on him and my mind was put to ease. He helped me "get back on the horse."

His last year was almost a perfect one. He took ribbons almost any show he went to. His owner Janet was lovestruck. As anyone should be. He passed on Oct.20,2002 of a broken leg. We are really missing this angel. A horse like him comes once maybe twice in a lifetime.

Chicken. He had a show name but we all just called him Chicken. No he wasn’t a chicken. He actually was quite brave. His owner erica really loved him and still does. He was retired so Erica gave him to a family. The Campbell’s were nice people, they had also been given a 20? yr old pony named Blackie. Chicken and Blackie were best friends. On Nov.20, 2002 Chicken died also of a broken leg. Blackie as the rest of us was heartbroken.

We began to think we were cursed. When Dec.20 came around we expected the worse. Luckily the curse was broken. We thought we were home free. Yeah rite!

Skye. Skye was was very unique horse. He a disease. I can’t remember at the moment but something was wrong with his legs and spinal cord. He would fall over and constantly break his stall door, but we loved him as all the horses.

I think his favorite thing to do in his stall was to shake his head and swing his neck. We liked to label this as "dancing." Jan.17, 2003 was when he died. I was there when they put him to sleep. We knew he wouldn’t be here much longer but they were planning on putting him to sleep in the spring. His best friend and pasturemate Ruthie was heartbroken. When we brought her in from the paddock she neighed for Skye but he never came. That night before I went home I was in the barn alone with the horses. Ruthie cried the whole night and it broke my heart in two.

Horses are not some thing u can take for granted. They are there for the love and attention they deserve. These horses ment the world to me and everyone at AngelView. These guys were angels all along they were just waiting for wings (sorry caroline). So go out and kiss your horse goodnite and tell them you love them because they might not be there when you wake up on the morning.

Jordan
New York