We are sad to announce the passing of
our beloved Jackson, owned by Celia Carr.
The first time I saw him, I knew he had
to be mine. I'd never seen such a beautiful horse in my life. It was
truly love at first sight. Being a Western Pleasure horse by trade, no
one thought that years later, we would be showing (and scoring well) at
2nd level dressage.
he and I were Adult Amateur Champions at 1st
Level in Central States (CSDCTA). Jackson
proved his stuff on the trail as well. One day
we had gone out for a long trail ride and
somehow got tangled in a half-buried barbed wire
fence. Jackson stood quietly as I backed him
foot by foot out of the wire stuck against his
legs. I always thought he knew what we needed
to do and never flinched. If he had spooked, we
would have both been cut to shreds.
I always said he had a home
with me for life after that day, and I kept my
promise. My faithful friend went blind from
what we think was periodic ophthamalia, or "moon
blindness". He had 27 good years and I was
happy that his last years were spent doing what
he loved most: giving kids and beginning adult
riders the experience of his vast ability. He
loved kids and loved attention, and the kids all
loved him. Goodbye my friend. May you be in
horse heaven now with your Pegasus wings." All
my love, Celia.