Power picked a beautiful day to leave this world, in the very field where he was born nearly 32 years ago this past week. I only had the pleasure of knowing this kind gelding the last decade of his life, but he touched my heart immensely.
Power was the first and last foal born on the farm to a lovely Canadian mare named Maggie off of a black thoroughbred stud. He was a playful colt who was known to play soccer with the family dog and boys Drummond (my husband) and younger brother Hunter. He grew to be a talented Hunter style show horse and spent many years in the showring helping young riders grow confident in the saddle.
In his last years, he enjoyed being surrounded by lovely young Quarter mares who always seemed to respect him and showed him much affection. His paddock and stall mates Laddie (27yr QH) and Robin (19yr Welsh pony) will be sure to miss him greatly.
Power left this world much has he came into it: with the boy who loved him by his side, although now a grown man with children of his own, in a bed of soft clover with the sun on his back.
We love you and miss you Power - rest in peace.