The Fragile Circle

"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives more temporary
 than our own live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached.

Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way.
 We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully
 understanding the necessary plan.

 The life of a horse, often half our own, seems endless until one day.
 That day has come and gone for me, and I am once again within a
 somewhat smaller circle."

-Irving Townsend 'The Once Again Prince'


Teesa 1972 - 2000

Dimple Deck
Grand-Daughter of TB Top Deck
1976 - 2003

Ebony's Walkin' After Midnight
1980 - 2004

El Paso's Wicked Falina
1980 - 2004


January's Quarter Moon
1975 - 2005



Moira's 'Gimli' The Grey
1977 - 2007


2004 - 2008



1985 - 2007

"Still unable to believe I will not see Chili this evening, with the herd gathered around him, amidst the setting sun..."

1980 - 2015

Doc was an aged Tobiano paint gelding with a wonderfully sweet personality. After his buddy Daniel passed, he paired up with our little buckskin mare, Abby. He was the patriarch of the herd and indeed a 'grand old man'.





Vaquero's Red Pepper
1994 - 2002