Monday, October 22, 2018

Draco Gains His Wings

2018 continues to be a hard year and news of Draco's passing was a surprise.
Pictures are from his owner

At the end of August Draco went to his Westfalen inspection and scored the same as Carousel, just below premium. His coat finally was getting darker allowing his chrome to brighten.

Draco loved to call to his owner and caught her heart. So she was devastated one rainy day when he came in and rolled to dry off and took a turn for the worse. I nearly cried when she told me about the drying off part, since Roscoe has done that since he was born. Draco colicked and required surgery. Unfortunately he twisted his intestine badly.

The vets could save him, but long term he could be prone to colic. His owner decided let him free. We have been there before with one of our own and had to make the same choice. It is never easy, but for one so young it is difficult.
PC Mane Shot Photography

PC Mane Shot Photography

I did not realize that his owner had even decided to bring him to Canada for the Royal Welsh. He would have been in the ring with his sister and his oldest half brother. I still can't believe he is gone.
Rest easy Handsome, I loved watching you on camera after you were born and watching you grow.


  1. How devastating to lose one that young. <3

  2. That is so sad, my heart goes out to you both :(

  3. So sorry for your loss. He was stunning. I was looking forward to keeping tabs on him through your blog.

  4. Hey Guys

    This post is more a tribute to the horse, and not so much the riders, as so often is the case these days.

    This is a list of the top 10 equine money earners for 2018. I've included the amount each horse has won as well as their win rate, and an image so you can see who they are.