This week my world has been turned upside down. On Monday, my beloved horse, William was found dead in his field. We are very shocked as he was fine on Sunday, being cheeky as he often was, when we went up to feed them.
He was 27 years old and we had the privilege to own him for 14 years. He was always the gentleman and gave so much to everyone he met.
He started off being sold by a dealer to the Civil Service Riding Club and was stabled at Buckingham Palace, he became allergic to the traffic fumes and was relocated to Surrey and eventually arrived in Devon on a farm on Dartmoor. Our local riding stables purchased him and I started riding him there until we bought him and took him to live at our home.
He used to take part in the Christmas Cracker ride on Exmoor and was always dressed for the part, with flashing fairy lights, top hat etc. He loved anything like that. When we moved to Wales he came with us and recently he moved to a beautiful place just below the Preselli Mountains where he was extremely happy. In November we got a companion for him, Dolly and they had really settled in so well together. Dolly is now missing him.
William gave so much pleasure and love to all who have ridden him. The sound of dogs barking anywhere was so exciting to him, he just loved going out hunting when he was in Devon.
1984 - 2011
Thank you for coming into our lives and giving us so much pleasure.
My name is Vicky and I am also known as Toria. I am a mad crafter. I make miniature bears that range in height from 1 1/2" to 5". I love rubber stamping and can be found stamping in the evening in front of the TV.
My favourite stamps are Magnolia and Cute Companions.