Grannus a.k.a "Fattie" 1992-2009 Special thanks to Heather Clark and Christine Kennedy for bringing this VERY special horse into our lives.
We are very sad to say goodbye to a good friend. Fattie has touched the lives of many people and had an incredibly successful lifelong career. Here are just some highlights from this very special horses life:
Grand Prix Competition in Europe Many USEF Medal/ASPCA Maclay/USEF Talent Search wins USEF Talent Search Finals Mini Medal/Maclay Championships WIHS Hunter Phase numerous Hunter Championships ANRC Champion every year entered Numerous IHSA Zone Final wins Numerous IHSA Nationals placings Voted Favorite Horse 2009 IHSA Zone 3 Finals Winning over everyone's heart!
Farewell Old Friend...
You are well loved and missed by us all.
A Horses Prayer
I'm only a horse, dear Master, but my heart is warm and true,
And I'm ready to work my hardest, for the pleasure of pleasing you.
Good corn and hay and water are all that I wish to ask,
And a warm dry bed to rest on when I've finished my daily task.
Don't strike me in needless anger if I'm slow to understand,
But encourage my drooping spirits with a gentle voice and hand.
Finally, O my master, when my health and strength are gone -
When I'm getting old and feeble and my long life's work is done -
Don't sell me to cruel owners to be slaved to my latest breath,
But grant me the untold blessing of a quick and painless death;
That, as you have always found me a patient and loyal friend,
The years of my faithful service may be crowned by a peaceful end.
I plead in the name of the Savior,
Who cares when the sparrows fall,
Who was born in a lowly stable and knows and loves us all!