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August 19, 2011

Barbarella RIP

Follow-up to Heart melting moments from Cath's Blog

Barbarella c.1990

Barbarella (Born May 1980, Died August 2011)

My lovely superstar Barbarella had a really really long life and was still leading a happy active life in her superb retirement home right up to the weekend before she passed away. Although, obviously, very sad I've also been reflecting on how simply amazing she was.

When horse hunting way back in the mid 1980's I'd been searching around the midlands area and found nowt (within budget) that I would consider buying. So when I heard about a youngster, spotted at a HIS sale but returned home after failing to make reserve, in desperation I talked my parents into a rather long drive to Devon! Barbarella looked not so much her almost five years but rather more like a three year old... however for all the "rough around the edges" stuff her kind willing nature shone through and the rest is history!

Barbarella c.1988

I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Clive Milkins and all the team at South Bucks RDA for providing the most perfect "retirement" home for her. She was clearly very happy, well cared for and kept active through her twilight years in the most perfect way.


February 22, 2007

for the readers of Horse and Hound

Follow-up to Heart melting moments from Cath's Blog

Barbarella under side saddleThanks to a tip off from a friend I picked up a copy of todays Nag & Dog on the way home.

Check out page 10 and you will find a pic of my Barbarella :)

The image is a few years old and I’ve uploaded here the version of it that I have on file.

Lovely to be reminded of just how special she is.


February 06, 2007

Heart melting moments

Follow-up to Barbarella@26 from Cath's Blog

Barbarella@27
No matter how cynical & cold I get – about life, the universe and everything – some things will always melt my heart!

Weekend visit to Barbarella really hit one of those soft spots :)

The old girl is still looking fab & doing her stuff

(pic taken on mobile phone – note to self: don’t forget your camera next time! :P)


June 14, 2006

Barbarella@26

Writing about web page http://www.southbucksrda.org/

Owning horses can be an emotional trip.

I’ve owned Barbarella for 20 years now and I couldn’t have sold her on after 2 years let alone now!

Thankfully, because she is quite simply a wonder horse, she is now in a perfect retirement home where I visited her earler this week.

She is still giving her best for the amazing kids that come to ride her and looking fabulous even at the grand old age of 26.
(that’s old for a horse)

Barbarella <code> 26


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