This page is dedicated to all the animals we have had to say goodbye to over the years. Animals that have touched our hearts and lives here at The Love Of A Horse. You can find pictures, stories, and videos of each of them here, where the memory of them can live on forever!


In loving memory of Willing Heart

Heart was my first horse...she was in my life for 20 years, and she blessed me with so many wonderful memories. This amazing little Morgan welsh pony always lending an ear and a shoulder. Her mane wiped away more then one tear from my eyes. Her personality had me smiling and laughing, she brought me so much joy for so many years. . She taught me so much in our journey together. The first time I met her she was a lesson horse at the barn I took lessons at...after a couple of years,, she became my horse! We competed together, winning lot of ribbons. We wen on adventures together, from being in a parade, to competing, to trail rides in the river valley, working cattle, and all sorts of shenanigans at home. Heart became a lesson horse here at TLOAH for a few years before she retired. I don't feel I can say enough about this amazing little mare....she's seen me through A LOT of years, She had a huge talent for jumping, and was always such a doll to ride. Heart was always game to do whatever I asked of her. Never batted an eye. Life won't quite be the same without her. I know she is now up in heaven with Missy (Rocky H Rose). Running free in the open fields in the clouds. Even though she is gone from this earth, she will live on in my heart forever. Rest easy my darling. Someday I know you will be on the other side to greet me when my time is up.

In Loving memory of Dolly..

We said goodbye to our sweet Dolly on August 17th, 2018. Dolly was approximately 22 years old. What a mare she was! One of the smartest horses I've ever known. She was tough as nails, and always ready to work. Dolly and I had been through many adventures over the years...trail rides from mountains to prairies, barrel racing, working cattle..she did it all! Dolly was a big cuddle-bug and a very loving girl. She blessed me with a filly(Vesper) who is almost her spitting image and just as smart. Dolly will forever hold a special spot in my heart. Rest easy sweet girl. 

In Loving Memory of Missy


Rocky H Rose (Missy) Registered Purebred Morgan Mare was born on April 4, 1988, put down August 7, 2010 due to a tumor. She was approx. 15.2 HH. She was a sorrel mare. Missy came to me as a terrified abused horse in the spring of 2002. She had major issues with being touched especially on the face, she would not load onto a trailer, she was very defensive (biting and kicking), she was not easy to saddle or bridle. After lots of work, patients, and tender loving care from yours truly, Missy transformed into a completely different horse!  She was used at shows, our camps,  and in the lesson string. She touched the hearts of many kids. Loved and cherished, she will always live on in our hearts!


In loving memory of Rusty...

Rusty was a 15 HH QH gelding. He was approximately 20 years old. Rusty passed away on December 27, 2009.  Rusty was a part of the lesson string, and had gone to one show with us. He was a gentleman and a fun horse to ride. He will be missed!

In Loving Memory of Jamila

Jamila was a 14.2 ish Arabian mare. She was the sweetest Arab you will ever meet. She was also the smoothest horse on the planet! Jamila was an amazing addition to our lesson string and was also used in our camps. Many kids rode her and loved her as their own. She will be missed! But if we close our eyes and listen, I'm sure we will be able to hear her soft nickers in the wind...R.I.P Jamila.




Jolie ...... Words are hard to find, I miss this dog so much. She was so sweet, smart, loyal, and loving. Jolie came into my life as an 8 week old bundle of joy after the tragic loss of Cheyenne (my first border). Jolie and I were inseparable, from trail rides, camping trips, watching tv, doing chores...she was by my side always. Jolie was always very popular at camp, as she would play endless fetch with the kids. She has her own paths worn into the ground around both the arena and the round pen - she would do laps while horses were worked and ridden. I still expect her to come walking around the corner to greet me....She went missing with no trace of her anywhere on February 24th, 2018. She was 11 years old....She was very healthy! I believe it was her time, she is a peace now...her memory will live on forever in my heart. Rest Easy Jolie, till we meet again. 

Saphira was our sweet little goofball Australian Shepard. Sadly Saphira passed on at the age of 10 years, 2 weeks after Jolies disappearance. We will always remember her panting whether is was +25 or - 30 lol, She always had a smile on. Her favorite thing was belly rubs, and she would sit and cuddle you all day. She knew a lot of tricks, and worked hard for those cookies hehe. Saphira loved to swim in the dugout, and would fetch a stick only if it went in the water. Saphira was very loyal and kind. She will be greatly missed. RIP beautiful girl.

Diesel (Black & Tan) July 14 2009 - June 1st 2017

We had to say goodbye to our darling Diesel on June 1st, 2017. This little guy is missed so much! He was in our lives for nearly 7 years. He always had something to say, whether is was a bark or a growl. His favorite game was fetch, or keep away with his squeaky tennis ball. He enjoyed a good game of tug of war as well. Diesel was only 7lbs, but he thought he was a doberman. He protected his family with this big ego, and he was proud of it. He was always good for a nice snuggle, and enjoyed back scratches immensely. He left behind his close companion (Chocolate & Tan) of 6 years, Lexie, who also misses him dearly. He took a piece of our hearts with him, and he will forever be missed, and forever loved. 






Our little Baxter disappeared late at night in July 2014...we are not 100% certain what happened to him. Such a sad loss of our little buddy. He was a loving, playful, energetic, and loyal boy. He protected his family, and was always ready to snuggle when you needed a shoulder to lean on. Wherever you are Baxter, please know that we love you, and will never forget you! XOXO


Pogo - May 28, 2009 - April 2, 2014.


Pogo will always be remembered for the amazing dog she was. The most kind, loving dog I've known in a long time. She had a joyfulness and the ability to make people fall in love with her instantly. Pogo was always loved by the kids at our summer camps - and we know she will be GREATLY missed by many people. She protected her farm and family. We love you Pogo. Rest In Peace dear friend.
















In Loving Memory of Cheyenne


Cheyenne was only 6 months old when she died on February 26, 2008. She tragically was hit by a truck and was gone instantly. She was an amazing young dog! Extremely intelligent, loving, and loyal. She was always there when we needed a shoulder to cry on, she never failed to put the smiles back on our faces! R.I.P. Cheyenne.







Rosie - My first dog! She came into my life when I was 3 years old. Her and I did EVERYTHING together. Anywhere I went, she was by my side watching over me. She was my guardian angel and next to my horses my best friend growing up. She was an amazing dog, and I will always love, cherish, and remember her! She had to be put down at the age of 15 years old. Miss you my sweet Rosie!!