In which there's sad news from an old friend who's far away but in our hearts

Radio silence from a blogger is rarely good news, and I worried when the friend who writes the Horse Crazy American blog hadn't updated in more than a week.
On the trail at Alpine, 1999-ish
The news is sad:  she's lost Baasha.  Please go visit her blog post and leave a note.  The link is HERE.

Myself, I will always remember Baasha on the day that he and lytha and Madeline rode the Ride and Tie at Cascade Challenge...it must be almost ten years ago, because Mads is now a grown-up lady teaching Social Studies in Texas!
Maddy and Baasha, 2002-ish

In some way, although I know that time has passed and circumstances have changed, to me I think that Baasha and Mads will always be the same as they were that day:  ears up, eyes up, eager for the trail ahead.

Comments

  1. So sorry to hear this. Having lost beloved old horses before, I know the grief.

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  2. Thank you, Aarene, for letting us know. I've been pretty horrible at reading blogs these last few months. I would not have wanted missing the chance to lend my support to a blogger in time of need.

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  3. I was worried this would be the news :( This is terrible.

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  4. it's wonderful to see a photo of me and baasha (and my sister) that i didn't know existed.

    i googled baasha's name yesterday and found my sister's post to PNER about her first endurance ride on baasha--at alpine. i was overwhelmed - i had completely forgotten, and experiencing an endurance ride through her eyes was wonderful.

    and then i saw another google hit for his AERC records and found out that somehow i completed that awful foothills ride ONCE in three attemps on three horses - and it was baasha.

    to you and jim: thank you

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  5. I'm still crying from reading her post. RIP Baasha and heart healing thoughts for Lytha and her husband.

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