I messaged Snappy's former harness trainer's wife the morning it happened, because I wanted them both to know directly from me. I also messaged her previous owner's wife, Cindy, who I have never met, and she has been so kind. She's not a horse person, but she shared with me that she is the one who named Snap Dancer when she was born. Her husband, Bruce, who gave Snappy to me, is now suffering from dementia/Alzheimer's from what I understand, so I cannot reach out to him directly. I sent her several photos of Snappy from her life with me, which she showed her husband and she said while he cannot speak any longer, the photos did hold his attention. I hope they all know how much I loved this old mare.
I am very fortunate to have had my friend Rachel with me at Championships, as I knew I would want photos of our last event together. She did a great job capturing each phase. This was also one of the only events I have done with Snappy that had a professional photographer, and so of course, I am a sucker and bought all of the pics she took! It was worth it! All the pics with the Spotted Vision watermark in the corner are used here with purchase, while all other pics are by Rachel.
You can read about our final event here and my tribute to this great mare here.
|Our comment here on the free walk was "not enough stretch". Welp, that's fine, but for Intro Freaking A, I think it looks acceptable!|
|You can see she was sore. :-(|