Stella has passed on
It is hard to imagine that summer is over, fall is barreling in and schools re-open or not with looming uncertainty. The horses here began to lose their summer coats early July, so hoping for an early, wet winter here for our smoky skies and burnt landscapes. I had hoped to have some epiphany or optimistic message to share. Alas, I am sad to share that my dear mare, Stella, passed away. She was 28 years old, and was one of my first 4 foundation mares who imagined and brought forward the EGE that we know today. She worked with thousands of people and raised my children into adulthood. Fortunately, her passing was quiet and simple. She found a beautiful fir grove, laid down and fell asleep (or passed peacefully). I hadn’t expected this for she did not show any signs of discomfort or ailment. She had given her last lessons to 3 youths here just days before.
Stella was well known for her solid, quiet demeanor. A true nurturer, independent yet connected. My dearest Stella, you will be surely missed. Yet I know you have touched so many hearts and given so many people hope and new purpose and new dreams. I look forward to seeing you again in your new form when you are ready. Peace and love my dearest.
If you have stories of Stella, please feel free to pass them on.