Saying Goodbye.. Bunny.
It is with an incredibly heavy heart that I announce the passing of my beloved new mare, Bunny. This morning she was found in her paddock, having passed away, with no signs of obvious trauma. She is pending an autopsy now.
I have known Bunny for over a year and did a lot of her early training myself. When I bought her, it was a dream come true, and the beginning of a path i've been fighting to get on for a long time. I saw her as the future, as my cornerstone, and saw a long, healthy, happy future together. Showing, winning, breeding.. everything. I, obviously, spent a lot of money to get her, and bring her here... now I am left with some serious debt, without my beautiful horse. It is a continuing blow I never, ever imagined.
She finally came to Canada, and to me, on Monday of last week, and in that short time frame I grew more in love and more excited for our future than I ever had with anyone or anything. She was spectacular, precious, loving and precocious. She had more talent than any horse I have ever ridden, more fire, and was so sweet and kind. This is a tragic loss for me... and for every word I've written here, i've cried a million more tears. I am at a total loss.
I was able to work Bunny on the flag on Sunday, and unfortunately my phone didn't have enough storage for the entire video. This is the beginning of the work. By the end, she was listening, totally in tune, and turning beautifully. She was a thinker, always taking a moment, usually filled with fire, but when she decided "okay", she was 100% in. I think this video shows a piece of that. It also shows how incredibly athletic and beautiful she truly was.
I thought that today I would be posting an update on her, flooding you with photos of her new life in Canada, sharing stories of her, I had so many posts planned... so many things planned for the two of us... and now, here we are. I never would have ever imagined.
Rest in Peace, my sweet sweet girl. I will miss you dearly, every day.