It is with great personal sadness and grief that I and Mark mourn the passing of our dear 'Woozle', who at 35 yrs young, was still full of good nature and sweet disposition, tinged with a good sense of horse humour. She maintained a happy aspect to the last, her back legs just weakened, making it difficult for her to move about safely, fearing that she would have a fall and damage herself badly, she was sent to sleep this evening after her favourite teatime feed, carrots, hand feeding of grass and much grooming and petting.
I stayed with her throughout smoothing her neck and talking to her.
7/8 Thoroughbred cross Irish Hunter, Bay Mare, she and I used to compete in Eventing together, She was very brave and bold, and beautifully mannered in and out of the Stable, and a firm favouite with the small children at the playschool next to one of her turnout fields.
Her name 'Wednesday's Choice',came about because she was bought at the Hereford Bloodstock Sales on the Wednesday Sale Day.
Her Stable name is 'Woozle' from the Winnie the Pooh Story about hunting the woozle.