Remembering Bleau…

Bleau was a Percheron cross horse who lived here at Wooly Acres for eight years. He was a great horse for the kids to hop on and take a walk around the pasture. He was an easy keeper, great with our sheep and goats, but with definite opinions. He left here last  summer when his former owner got her own farm.

Last weekend it became clear he could no longer eat so was put to sleep on Monday.  He was about 32. He’s been buried in the woods next to his long-time friend, Victor.

Victor and Bleau

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10 Responses to Bleau

  1. Cylly says:

    Bleau was a good old boy and certainly had a pleasant life while at Wooly Acres!

  2. Trish says:

    I thought he had been laid down last year. So sorry. He was a fabulous old boy! Sarah looked so great and happy riding him. And sweet Victor. They had a lovely farm life with you. No ribs sticking out on this ol’ boy’s picture. And Victor had such a beautiful head!

  3. Glory Lennon says:

    So sorry. He looked like such a nice horse.

  4. Laura says:

    So sorry to hear he is gone. He was certainly a sweetheart addition to the farm. I love the photos I have of the kids riding him, so small on top of his bigness. He even let your dad ride him comfortably. I was fond of him. Rest in peace, big boy!

  5. Lisa says:

    Julie, would you ever have another horse?

  6. Julie, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss, he was a beauty. I know the feeling, we lost our beautiful Arabian girl a couple of years ago–after having her around for 32 years.
    Horses are individuals, they have their own unique personalities,–and as we found out, we certainly become very attached to them. Best to do? Remember the good times, memories and by the way, DO put photos of Bleau where you can see them– right on your computer desktop as a background–strangely, it makes it easier.

  7. Stan Short says:

    I miss him…. it’s just not the same putting the other two away at night and he’s not there waiting for his homemade senior feed mush…. It’s not the same without him standing at the fence looking up at the house at 5 when he’s ready for dinner.

    Col Nugget has also been affected by his passing. He has no dinner companion now. I’m not sure fasttrack is good for a chicken…. but it did make for some very interesting droppings.

    I have to say that him being 32 removed some of the “sadness.” That’s a pretty good run, and there was nothing we could do…. at the same time he’s 32, how cool is that?

    He stopped eating hay last year right around the time the grass came in, and we knew this was going to be reality very soon. The senior feed, fasktrack, corn oil, and water mush meal could only go so far… and when he couldn’t eat something the consistancy of oatmeal…

  8. Debbie says:

    So much sadness going on. I am sorry for the loss. *wells up* 😦

  9. Elizabeth says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful horse. I love Percherons.
    Beth Fisher

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