This is the last day of Summer Raffo’s Bucket Fund which will go towards aiding the 19 horses she left behind…
I thought this occasion would be perfect to tell a small world story.
You see, a reader sent a COMMENT telling me that she had purchased a foal from Summer over the Internet, sight unseen… and the baby grew into the most wonderful horse!
What a great way to conclude Summer’s month – by showing the seeds of her passion and how one has grown into the perfect horse for his owner.
Here is the first comment I received from the reader after reading my first story on Summer:
I live in Pennsylvania ….usually,when we think about how small the world really is and how interconnected we all are it’s a good thing.
I waited all my life to buy a horse and chose 1 ( via a picture on the internet) that had been born at Summer and Rae’s farm. He is 1 of Shera’s sons and I have a photo of Summer in the stall with him shortly after he was born.
When I heard about the mudslide,I had the passing thought that I hoped it wasnt anywhere near where Reggie came from because they seemed like nice people.
Then I heard the devastating fact …..
I feel humbled and small every time I think about what happened.
My horse brought with him the kind, gentle and loving spirit of this family and I will honor the memory of this person who I never met forever………praying for some small measure of peace and a way to begin to heal.
I THEN ASKED FOR PHOTOS…
I wrote to this reader and asked if she bought him sight unseen… and if she had any photos.
Thank you… You can probably tell I adore him! Yes… I bought him on the Internet. Crazy amazing beginners “luck “as he is my first horse!!! I found an ad that Rae had placed on Dream horse.com…. I started communicating with her via email and like the answers she was giving me. So I sent her a money order and she sent me a colt :-)
He was eight months old and he just turned eight years on April 12
He is 93% Arabian.
He is very light and very responsive to ride with tons of energy just under the surface:-)
Many people who have seen him say he is a lovely mover, I don’t have a lot of experience so I will believe them. He looks lovely to me.
He is generally very levelheaded and interested in whatever is going on but he has sent me flying a few times because of an incredibly fast duck and spin maneuver when something scares him;-)
I just purchased a more secure saddle and I’m really looking forward to putting some trail miles under our feet this summer….
This was the photo she sent…
“WOW! A PAINT ARAB? Can you send more pics?”, I asked…
So I wrote back and asked if she could send more photos and the reader told me that she even had a pic of Summer with her horse when he was just born!