Monday, 24 January 2011

Sad News

Hi Everyone

 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.

RIP William

1984 - 2011

Thank you for coming into our lives and giving us so much pleasure.

Lv toria


  1. So so sad, it is amazing how attached we get to our animals, they become part of our family and lives. He looks like he was a gorgeous creature, very stately. Looking at the photos, you have obviously made some fantastic memories together. thinking of you during this difficult time. hugs Heidi x

  2. I find myself crying now, having read your post about William. How sad. I would take most pets over humans to be honest. They are always so ready to give love and when they have to leave us finally they take a little piece of our hearts with them.

    William looked to be a fab friend and I hope you have many happy memories to make you smile.

    Lin xx


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