A sad end to January …
31/01/2013 § 4 Comments
This post is dedicated to a pretty chestnut pony called Jaspar. He belonged to my best friend and he shared all our lives for the past 18 years. This morning, she found him in his cosy stable, no signs of distress or discomfort, just asleep on the floor. It seems most likely that he’d suffered a cardiac problem a couple of hours earlier. He was 27.
He was named after our huge wooden rocking horse ‘Jasper’, who was delivered in a proper horse-box on my daughter’s first birthday. It seemed like the perfect name for a pony. My friend agreed and changed just one letter when her feisty little fellow came along needing an understanding home.
Jaspar Carrots will be missed. He couldn’t have asked for a more loving home or better care. He was a bright red chestnut with a wonky wide blaze that looked like an arm raised in a wave. Whenever he looked up from his munching in the meadow, it gave him a surprised look as though he was pleased to see you. He was a perfect pony and a very lucky one. So many ponies are outgrown and passed on from owner to owner until they’re too old to be useful. JC had 18 years of security and total love. Last weekend he was in his usual high spirits being ridden around the village, outranking all the other larger horses in spirit and character.
I hope he’s met up with my Stormy Cob – 10 years to the day since he died. They were great mates.
Happy:Smiley posts to resume next week – fingers crossed!