A TRIBUTE TO MISS SCARLETT! I have always been a fan of Gone With the Wind. The Heroine Miss Scarlett defines a strong, resilient southern woman who has resolve and conviction. The Miss Scarlett of which I am referring to however is a southern lady of a different kind.
My Miss Scarlett was a beloved Tennessee Walking horse who provided me with many wonderful memories and friendship. Anyone who has ever bonded with an equine friend will completely understand the incredible bond that is forged between humans and a trustworthy horse.
I spent many hours brushing, caring for her hooves, loving on her, working with her through sticky situations on the trail, parades and even a few shows. In her first show, she won a blue ribbon. She was the sweetest and most dependable horses ever!
I was blessed to have this four-legged friend in my life for about 11 years. She was only 14 years old when she passed away which is really the prime of life in horse years. Sadly, Miss Scarlett was found down in the back pasture and we will never know what happened to her.
The vet believed she might have slipped and hurt her back or hip. One of the most difficult decisions was to put that beautiful animal down to put her out of pain and misery. Who would ever believe how much you could love an animal.
Thank you Miss Scarlett for years of therapy! For years of fantastic, smooth riding through the trails. For the companionship and loyalty. I will miss you and will always remember my beautiful copper penny red Miss Scarlett!