Well I am back again in fact I have been back for a few days now but have not had the heart to do much -even blog.
I went back home to Roma for Easter for the "Easter in the Country" Celebrations that they hold each year. I was so looking forward to it but it ended up being a nightmare.
My four y.o Filly went missing I had sent her out there to get some more cattle work but when we went out to get her she was the only one not in the mob. She was running in a fourteen & a half thousand acre paddock. Horses by nature are herd animals and by instinct they do not leave a herd unless sick, injured or taken. We have rode & rode & rode some more but have failed to find any trace of her we have driven boundaries & walked breakaways all for no avail. Has she been taken?? Was she snake bit & went down only to have the wild pigs clean her up?? I have seen pigs clean up the carcass of a cow completely in only 1 night. Who knows!!
Of all the horses that could have gone missing though it had to be her. Although it is quite selfish of me to think I wish it could have been just a station horse one that is ridden by a different ringer every muster & has no sentimental value to anyone.
I have had her Mother since I was a teenager and competed very very successfully on her before breeding this foal in 2004. I searched high & low & studied blood lines late into the night to find a stallion that could do my mare justice. Breeding athleticism, Brains,performance and conformation into the same horse isn't easy. I decided to breed her to The National Halter Horse of Australia(3times over) and on the night of 25 September 2004 at 10.30 my little filly was born. She was a very special horse she turned out to be everything I bred for and the extra bonus of her being a filly was wonderful as I would be able to keep the bloodline going. She was a neonatal maladjusted foal at birth -due to my mare having dystocia. She cost me 3 Thousand dollars before she turned 3 weeks old. I broke her in myself but she has been away at trainers that has cost me up to $10 000 a year.
I put her Mother down in 2007 which was peaceful she was old, she had, had a very special life and it was time for her to leave she lays at rest in my backyard with our 2 old children's ponies.
But this one has cut me to the core I have no closure as we do not know if she has died or was taken. She is Micro chipped, DNA'd & Registered which is good, but hope is all I have at the moment and of course some lovely memories.
Anyway I hope you all had a better Easter then I did I have since got sick and am on antibiotics that make me even sicker. I really do believe it is just from the stress of everything that is making me off. It is the anniversary of my late husbands death on Wednesday that is bad enough on it's own. I hope you enjoy looking at the photos of my "T.J" as I know this is a long sooky post!!