Mum just called me this morning to say they had to put my old horse down.
Comet has been in the family for over 25 years. We estimate he was 35 years old, the same age as me. Everyone in our family has ridden and competed on him over the years. He has been retired for about 10 years and has enjoyed a life of luxury roaming with the cows at the farm. He was not well earlier this year and we didn't think he would make it through the winter. But with a bit of TLC he bounced back. 35 is a really good age for a horse, normally they live to about 25-30 so he was a ripe old age.
I remember 1 day when I was only about 12 or 13 when I was at Pony Club Camp and we were doing showjumping and Comet dumped me off about 6 times in 1 day. I think he taught me the "tuck-n-roll" that day.
He was a great horse and everyone loved him. I have many great memories with him.