In Memory Of The Horses That Have Touched Our Lives and Our Hearts
Lollipop was a gentle mare that had just began her career as a horse in our program. For such a well schooled horse, Lollipop's gentle nature made her a top choice for riders wanting to go off lead. At only 13 years of age, she had an old soul, we will miss her and remember her fondly. We would like to thank her owner for allowing us the opportunity to get to know Lollipop, even for this brief moment.
Mandy was a big part of the Little Bits program. She was voted best horse in Canada in 2019. Mandy’s gentle and kind nature allowed her independent riders to feel the freedom while riding her. All volunteers loved working with her and her long stride. Mandy was the perfect height for riders that needed more assistance and allowed us to use the mounting ramp. We will miss this beautiful and patient horse that was a true gem in our program.
A great warrior passed on and we will grieve him and remember him with the best memories. Remy was a true gentleman’s horses. Standing tall and proud, Remy would carry his riders and with ease but would always listen, ready for the cues to be felt from his rider. At 25, Remy showed all his talents as a steadfast mount that would dance his steps in any class. Remy was blessed to have an owner that allowed us to be graced with Remy in our classes. We will miss him but never forget him.
Rooster was a horse that touched many peoples lives. He was kind, calm and was the perfect ambassador for all equines. Rooster had a variety of different horse jobs over the years (including TV) and later in life, as a horse in our Little Bits program. He made any leaders job, easy. You could often find Rooster drinking his hot tea while resting in his stall during the day. Roosters later years were spent as a retiree and greeted everyone with his soft eyes and gentle manner. He will be missed by everyone whose lives he touched.
Birdie was a mare that was more than special, she held a special spot with her riders and those that worked wit her. Birdie would carefully maneuver her riders around all obstacles like a ballerina. Her unique colouring made her stand out and we were grateful to have her in our program. Birdie had a great career but she now gallops with Lillipop in fields of green.
When one thinks of Joker, one thinks of a great noble grey that was patient, kind and devoted to each rider that ever rode him. At age 33 years, Joker saw a lot. In his younger years, you could sometimes find Joker in the wrong field as he liked to explore and jump the neighboring fence. Don't worry, he never went far. We will all miss this steadfast fellow that keep us all on our toes.
It is with a sad heart that we say goodbye to a great mare named Rizzo who was always patient, kind, honest and responsible. She took care of her riders with the utmost respect and gentleness and helped them learn confidence and independence in their classes with style. At 25 years old, Rizzo was a very active member of the Little Bits horse team and had a very dedicated following with her riders and leaders. Rizzo’s mom AnneMarie made sure that she was never wanting for love, attention and treats.
Pus (aka: Pumpkin) (aka: Hey You)
Pus was a magical cat that lived at Whitemud and knew everyone. He would greet people at the front door or in the barn always looking for acknowledgment that he was KING of the barn.
Pus had a variety of names but would come to you as long as you were kind and petted him nicely. He was a great mouser but not the beset finisher and would often bring his prizes in to show off then let them go. Pus lived a long, long time and was loved and knew that he was loved in return. Pus will be misses by us all.