Friday, January 21, 2011

Farewell Ms. Freebie

Freebie was an old Appaloosa mare you could put anyone on. She was one of the sweetest horses I've ever come to know. I could trust her to take care of her rider, so when people came to visit, I took them to meet Freebie. She showed my mom, my step dad, my boyfriend, and a few friends the beautiful trails in Oregon. Her owner used her to pack into the mountains for hunting. She was the "old reliable" but she was also a good pal. She would often spend summers out at our barn and in the Fall, she would go back home and do her packing duty. Her owner went out to the pasture and found her dead the other morning. We are all sad. She was such a kind mare and will be missed. Freebie is pictured with Maddy this Fall out by the ponds getting a little snack and below, pictured with my stepdad Cliff. The picture says it all, Freebie brought smiles to everyone.

11 comments:

Carol said...

So sorry. She was very pretty. These types of horses are so rare.

Kate said...

Looks like she had a good life and did lots of people some good. Sorry for her loss - she will be missed.

Lori Skoog said...

Ms. Freebie was one of those special horses...you can see it. Rest in peace sweet girl....

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

So sad - sounds like she was wonderful!

Grey Horse Matters said...

What a sweet girl. She was a very special girl. I'm sure she'll be missed. Sleep well Ms.Freebie.

Parelli Central said...

So sorry to hear about your loss! She surely sounds like she was a special horse...

Petra Christensen
Parelli 2Star Junior Instructor
Parelli Central

Jean said...

RIP Ms. Freebie. It's always hard to lose a horse, but to lose a special one like this lady is even harder.

Heaven has a new star tonight.

Rising Rainbow said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your equine friend. It's so hard to see good horses like that go.

Esther Garvi said...

So sorry to hear about Ms Freebie! Some animals just hold that precious place in our hearts and it's impossible not to miss them dearly...

Drillrider said...

Ms. Freebie will live on in your memories of her and how special, trustworthy, and sweet she was! You can tell just from the smile on the rider's face, she was was taking care of him!

allhorsestuff said...

I awoke thinking about ms Freebie mare today..though i met her once in person and never had the pleasure of riding with her at this barn..she is a cutie and was very reliable...andywho...I awoke thinking how pleasant to go in one's sleep...right where you always laid down to rest, something enjoyable as a nap..though this one turned out to be a long nap.
Bye Freebie mare..You were so loved!