Well, for those of that dont know, Jake, our horse, passed away back in September. We had to put him down after he had been very ill for about six weeks. We took him to a vet to try and figure out why he wouldnt eat, and it ended up being stomach cancer.
Cancer is unheard of in a 9 year old quarter horse. He just wasnt old, he was just getting into life. We had him for just under a year, but were and still are very attached.
He was a great horse. He would go out in the pasture and run and run with me, come back and be calm enough for Illianna to ride by herself without even a lead. He loved the girls, would protect Jessica, and tried to get in my lap once when I sat down out in the pasture. He was very convinced he was was a 1500 lbs puppy dog. He would always come up to you in the pasture, and give all he had when you had him under saddle. He was the type of horse that would make anyone think they were amazing with horses since he just knew it all, with very little teaching. He wanted to please which made it so easy and wonderful to be around him.
We have put up all the pictures we have of him at his picture gallery. If you look at the one picture of him being led by Illianna, you can see how much weight he lost. That was taken the day before we found out about his cancer and put him down. He was our first horse, won’t be our last, and taught us that even though he didn’t live with us, he was a huge part of our life and has changed our family forever. Jake, you are remembered, and will always be loved.