Sunday, 28 December 2008

Portrait of Narramore Jezebel

This superb head shot was done by a horse and Hound forum member Laura Barber-Riley, immensely talented she caught her expression perfectly, and we can even see Chocolate her sire and Rosie her Grandam in this expression too, so perfectly captured by the artist.
Jezebel died as a result of a massive joint infection earlier this year, and her owner only rode again for the first time yesterday so devastated has he been.
I think when you lose a healthy horse of such a young age (4) with such great potential and with the sweetest friendliest nature it's doubly hard; never mind all the work you put into making them super, we miss her huge personality more than anything else. She always left the herd to wander over to say hello to any humans, she nickered to anyone from her stable, and everyone remembers her good manners from the vet to the farrier.
The portrait will remind us of her forever, but the loss will never heal I think.
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