wanted you to know that I had the closest relationship with this
horse - it transcended more that what I can describe. He didn't like
many people, but we worked things out, we had an understanding about
things and we became best friends. He was brave, careful, rarely
stumbled, wonderful in the dark, intuitive, knew where
the trails were, I rarely had to tell him where to go, he just knew,
had the most wonderful trot and the best work ethic of any horse I
have ever been around. He didn't really care about other horses
either, if we rode with them that was okay if we didn't that
was okay too. I felt safe on him - that I could ride alone even in
the blasting Nevada wind. And he was beautiful, just as an added
As you may know, his nick name was "Newton". Dr. Marcia
Smith gave him that name, because of his incredible intelligence and
intuition. She was to ride him at Tevis this year, as I was not up
to the task. She told me she knew he would have won the ride,
he was so so ready. I knew it too.
Thank you for breeding the
animals that you do and for letting me share my life with Newt, no
amount of money could ever buy what we had. Non-horse people cannot
understand what a loss this is to me. It's like the loss of a
child. My heart has been ripped out. Its so unfair.
didn't have two young home bred horses that need to be started, I
would not ever ride again.
From the first minute that he looked
at me with those big expressive eyes, I will be grateful for the
time we had. He was the very finest, he was a world class animal.
Thank you again,