This is our friend Casey riding her horse Tono. She keeps her horses up here on the ranch and we love having her around. She is an amazing young woman with a big heart and she is always ready to lend a hand as well. Her horses are real sweethearts too. Lately, her older horse Woody has been having lameness problems. She has taken him to the vet repeatedly and today it was decided that Woody would have to be laid to rest. The infection in his hoof just didn't respond to the treatment and had progressed up into the bones in his hoof and leg. Poor Woody. Poor Casey. Our hearts reach out to them.
Looking through my photos I came across this one of Woody. I snapped it just a couple of days ago while working in the barn. I thought the heavenly streams of light a fitting farewell.