We were introduced through a Craig's List ad, and it was love at first sight, at least for me.
I took one look at her soft eye...
and amazing dapples and decided that I was going to lease her, no matter how she rode.
Fortunately, she rode just fine!
Less than a month into my lease, Trillium moved from Parker to Big Iron Ranch in Watkins. It was a longer drive for me, but I decided the pony was worth it.
and pony rides.
She was such a good pony.
In the fall of the fall of 2012, Trillium's owner realized her lifelong dream of owning horse property... in Bennett. I was happy for her, but sad for me as that was just too long a drive. I took one last lesson on Trilli, gave her a big kiss and wished her a long and happy life.
I visited Trillium again in 2014, and it seemed as if my wish for her had come true. She had a new lease rider who loved her and was living in a big field with all her friends and lots of food.Sadly, the her life, though happy, was not meant to be long. Two weeks ago, I ran into Trillium's owner at the Colorado Horse Park and learned that sad news that she had died from an aggressive form of cancer.
Godspeed, Trillium. You are missed.