Trego, Montana September 21st 2016

The price of living is that we lose those we love.

photo by Alien

I am so deeply sad to tell all of  you who follow my rides and share my stories that I buried Essie Pearl on Sunday September 17, 2016. Dr. Nancy Haugan DVM assisted with putting her down quietly and dear friend Theodora Brennan was there to keep me from falling apart. She was buried in her pasture at my Montana cabin in Trego.

Test results have ruled out West Nile. A neurological disorder, virus, stroke, a kick?  Dr.Haugan will run more tests but most likely this tragic loss will remain a mystery. She went so fast that I find myself completely at a loss with few words to offer you at this time.

She traveled with me more than 21,000 miles, second to none in her abilities she’ll remain in my heart…the greatest Long Riding Horse that ever lived.

She was my right hand gal
first week out ...tired