no longer by our side, but forever in our hearts

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MATT

1994-2018

Black Hanoverian Cross Gelding

16.1 hands

Donated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Matt was known around the barn for his intelligence and his super serious attitude. We used to joke that he was up at night doing math equations and science experiments in his stall! A former horse in the RCMP Musical Ride, Matt traveled all around the world performing before spending the last five years of his live enjoying his forever home at Jewel View. 

When Matt started out in a lesson he would kick things off with his famous 'power walk' - just his way of letting us know he was ready to go and taking his job seriously! He was exceptionally kind and never put a foot wrong - even with such a fast walk, he made all his riders feel very safe. 

Matt loved Tic-Tacs, going out for hacks and his best friend was Kracker, who he was known to share a stall with on occasion. 

We are heartbroken to have lost Matt but we are forever grateful for the time we got to spend with him. Thank you Matt for your years of dedication to our program; the patience and kindes you showed all of us will never be forgotten. 

ROCAMO

1998-2018

Black Hanoverian Cross Gelding

17.3 hands

Donated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Rocamo was the biggest horse that we have ever had in the program, but boy did he have a heart to match his size. Roc was incredibly handsome and charming with loads of personality, and he bonded very deeply with his riders. Rocamo was very smart and could be cheeky when left to his own devices, so he taught his riders how to be gentle but firm leaders - and the importance of always have a plan!

His name Ro-ca-mo stands for Royal Canadian Mounted, and he used to be the lead horse in the RCMP musical ride before coming to spend the last chapter of his life at Jewel View. 

 

Rocamo LOVED to sniff hair, and would happy stand for hours with his nose buried in his rider's hair. He was also the master of giving himself serious mud baths and was known to be caked in mud by the end of most spring days .

Rocamo was an exceptionally special horse and we are devastated to have lost this unique boy. We feel very lucky to have been a part of his life, and will never forget the impact that he made on so many lives and on our program as a whole.

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