Bill and Juanita, owners of Allenspark Lodge B&B, are living their dream...

running a successful business and riding as often as possible.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Passing of a Lady

It's a sad day for the herd here at the lodge.  Our daughter's horse, Estes (aka "That Other Mare" to Ranger) has passed away.  She was 26 (and still looked like a teenager).

Estes didn't believe in trails; cross-country was the way to go.  One of my favorite pictures of her, taken at the pond last fall.

After a short, but extremely painful bout with colic, the decision was made to end her suffering.

She will be missed by her herd, and her people.
The Queen Estes with her 'crown'.  Love you, Estee.  Bionic Cowgirl
Be at peace, Estes the horse.



  1. I'm sad, too. She was a great horse. Bows to the Queen!

  2. I love that picture of us at the pond. She looks so majestic.

  3. Such an enormous loss.

    Prayers for comfort. Thankful to have met and loved on her!

  4. I am glad you guys were there with Diva and Her Royal Highness The Queen Estes. She will be deeply missed by so many.

    Love you guys. Knee mails from our corner to yours.

  5. I'm so sorry for your loss. My Morgan, Itchy, was also 26 when she succumbed to colic. It was horrible. I feel your pain. I had 22 wonderful years with her. Well, i knew they were wonderful, other people may have thought I was crazy. She was like a bull on trail rides. Go. Through. Anything. I think Estes and Itchy were a lot alike. She was the best mare ever.

  6. I am so sorry to hear this, you will be in my thoughts!

  7. I am so very sorry for your loss :( She was beautiful.

  8. I'm so sorry. Estes will be missed.

  9. It's hard to say goodbye, especially when they're that special, but I like to think heaven will be filled with the animals and people we devote our hearts to. I sure hope so! So sorry for you loss.

  10. from: Jane and Summer Breeze
    We were soo sorry to hear of our great loss.

    We will see them again, in the life to come.
    When we are all made whole and perfect again.
    She knew she was loved and cherished.

  11. So sorry to hear about Estes... great mares are unforgettable though. I hope your memories will be a comfort to you.

  12. Very sorry to hear of the passing of Estes. So hard to lose your best friend.

  13. Very sorry to hear about Estes. She will travel Gracefully.

  14. Very sorry to hear about Estes. She will travel gracefully.


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