On to Greener Pastures
Feb. 5th, 1980 ~ May 6th, 2013
I got Julieboo after my first horse (of only 10 months), 'Bunnie', died. Julie was a 2 y/o filly in the same public barn where we kept Bunnie. The lady that owned her was selling her at the time of Bunnie's death. So, Julieboo was offered as a gift. But my dad made sure the gift was compensated... little did I know. I was 13 y/o at the time.
|That's one scraggly-headed kid on that pretty mare.|
|Dandy on Julieboo w/ a protective pad under the blanket. Julieboo had many "tricks up her sleeve".|
The last third of her life was spent on our property where I could see her every day. I'm glad that I was able to give her a nice 'retirement'. She deserved it.
|Julieboo on her pasture of retirement.|
She had sweet eyes.
I'm so glad that my kids got to know the ole' grey mare.
|E & C on their last ride (didn't know it at the time- though I suspected the time would be soon).|
I had been increasing her feed for about 2 years prior to her death- it was then that she started becoming a bit harder to keep.
Several months prior to her death, I had to really start pouring it to her. But, no amount "would stick" to her ribs. I gave her so much, I worried I'd colic her. She just wasn't assimilating it like she needed.
|This pic was taken 2 weeks & 1 day before the ole mare just couldn't get up... and the 'decision' was made.|
|She is buried over on the far right -in this pic- in our big pasture.|
She will be missed.
Not many -truly- 'bomb-proof' horses are out there like her.