It was a sad week for Blue Horse Rescue as we said good bye to Jessie. Jessie came to BHR in 2014 and became our very first sanctuary mare. We watched Jessie grow healthy and happy with her foster family who surrounded her with love. Jessie was kind, sweet, gentle and a mother & friend to all. She was a teacher as only a wise old mare can be. She blessed us with her knowledge, trust and love. During the past year, Jessie's arthritis became more challenging for her and we were running out of options to keep this sweet mare comfortable. She was showing less interest in her eating and drinking during the last days, and with a recent re-injury to her hind leg we knew that Jessie's quality of life was beginning to fail. Sadly, the time had come to let her go. It was a sad and difficult decision to make but we couldn't let this sweet girl suffer. Jessie passed on Wednesday morning after spending time in the pasture with her friends Mariah and KC.
Jessie's golden presence in the green pasture will be much missed and we will always remember her under the big willow tree, hind leg cocked, napping during the afternoon heat with her friends close by. Much love to you Jessie - you will be greatly missed by many and will be held in our hearts always.
Much love and many prayers go out to Jessie's amazing foster family who gave Jessie the love and care she so deserved. Jessie left us knowing she was very much loved - thank you Christina for sharing your heart and home with Jessie.