To ride a horse is to ride the sky.
Mr. Tennis and Maddy experienced riding the sky on the very special Tiarra --
a beautiful brown Arabian.
Tiarra always took great care of my special riders,
and I am so grateful to her for that.
Mr. Tennis said she was a much better horse than he was a rider!
Recently, she was diagnosed with laminitis -
a debilitating and painful inflammation of her front legs.
Extensive efforts were taken to assist her healing and after months
of various therapy and constant pain meds,
it became very clear that her condition was worsening and she was in dreadful pain.
Mr. Tennis and Maddy made her last weekend on earth a happy one --
taking special treats of apples, grapes, carrots and sunflower seeds.
She loved it!
Peppermint candies were offered (as horses are rumored to love peppermints).
Evidently, she had not gotten that message as she spit those right out!
At dawn on the morning of July 16, Tiarra took her final journey.
She was loved and will be missed.