I purchased Tara from a kill pen out of Pitkin, Louisiana. She was due to ship to Mexico for slaughter and I couldn't stand watching her be passed up, so I bought her on a whim. She was said to be an 11-12 year old TWH x American Saddlebred. When I picked her up she was incredibly emaciated. I had to take the trip home very slowly, and we couldn't rush her recovery. It took about 6 months before she recovered her mass, and as an obvious prior founder horse, we got her feet back into shape. Tara enjoys her people and is an incredibly safe horse for just about anyone. With time (it turns out she was much younger, likely foaled in 2008), she has proven to make a great mount for myself and novice riders at trials! What a score!
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.