If you don’t recall my 2015 post about Amadeo, the rescued wild horse from Corolla, please click on this link, where you can read his amazing story.
When Motor Man, my friend, Donna, and I attended an open house at the Corolla Wild Horse Fund rescue farm the following year, we had the honor of meeting Amadeo.
Donna and I fell in love with that sweet, handsome gentleman.
Last November, Motor Man and I attended another open house at the facility, and I took this picture of Amadeo. What a sweetheart.
Sadly, yesterday the Corolla Wild Horse Fund posted this news on their Facebook page:
Several weeks ago Amadeo started to become increasingly stiff in his rear legs and hips, and had begun to slow down significantly. We’d been working with our vet to manage his pain and arthritis but despite our best efforts he fell on Friday night and was unable to get back up. His 40 year old body just couldn’t keep up with him anymore, and he died quickly and peacefully, and on his own terms. He was surrounded in love by his horse friends, Luna the barn kitty, his canine best friend Lucile, and our herd manager and trainer. Yesterday he was lovingly and respectfully buried in his pasture and sent off to run with his ancestors by many of the people who loved him and cared for him over the years.
And they shared this picture of Amadeo on the beach in his younger days.
Run wild and free, sweet Amadeo. You were loved by many.
~These Days Of Mine~
Amadeo was a gorgeous horse – now running free in pastures of green with his friends. It’s always sad to lose a friend though………..
What a beautiful story. He truly lived well a long life. How sweet that you’d made a connection with him.
He certainly was handsome and well-cared for in his old age. Still, so sad.
So sad. But it’s good that he went peacefully. Amazing pics …
Such a beautiful horse. Sad but he is running free now.
So very sad. Sucha gorgeous horse. May he rest in peace.