Sunday, July 10, 2011
UNEQUALLY DOTTY 2001 - 2011
This is a hard loss for me. Dotty is one of he last colts that I bred and raised when I was showing and breeding horses. I owned her beautiful sire his name was Unequalled and I owned her dam, her name was Dunny.
After my daughter in-law (Christine) died 6 years ago and I went back to being a full time mom and I sold most of my breeding horses. Running a breeding operation is a full time job, so is being a mom.
I kept Dotty because she was such a nice mare. She became my daughter in-law's (Jana) horse and has been such a sweet heart of a mare to own. Jana had Dotty bred and she gave birth to Bella three years ago. Bella is still Jana's and she too is very sweet. (I'm glad Jana still has Bella) Dotty was the best mother horse I had ever seen, she really loved her filly. She protected her and would run any other horse off in the pasture if they got too close to Bella. Dotty loved the barn and loved to be in her stall at night. She was born in my barn and she died in my barn. She will be sorely missed!
Thank you to my Lord for entrusting these wonderful creatures to my care.
Thank you to Jen the vet that came out at midnight and helped us,
Thank you to the Bishops, neighbors that I called on for help until the vet got here...wonderful people!, better neighbors could not be found.
Thank you to my son Wayne for taking off work to come and dig the whole out in the pasture where we buried Dotty. It was not the most pleasant job but he cowboyed up and got the job done.