2019 marked 10 years since the passing of Traveller, a beloved friend, companion, partner in crime. Bought as a young horse in the late 80's he didn't fit the mold of what a successful three-day eventing horse looked like; Percheron Morgan cross, pigeon toed, long backed... but he was all mine. We navigated the eventing world with our interpretation of how it should be done. He went to college with me then got my mom back in the saddle until his ringbone became too much and he needed to retire. Travellers Rest Farm was purchased with his retirement in mind.
He taught me so much about kindness without expectation. We worked as a team even through his later years when he couldn't get up by himself and we had to rig up our own system to get him up; now that was a sight, but he trusted me and we got it done. When it was time to say goodbye nothing was harder, but his body was failing him and it was time.
The days pass but his absence is still felt. He was a once in a lifetime friend. Rest easy my friend - you are terribly missed. We carry on helping other senior horses that need a soft landing in his memory.