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PJ's Hickory 1990-2009
TWHBEA #903690
Bred by Charles Bugg
Shown by Bill Bobo and many others

PJ was owned by Find Your Gait since 2006 and lovingly taught many adults and students to ride. Due to gas colic, PJ quickly passed away on 8/18/2009 and suffered very little. His sudden death was very shocking. Find Your Gait will never been the same without the reliable teacher PJ's Hickory was for all ages to canter for the first time. His patient, knowing eyes looking down on his new riders, and old friends, will never be forgotten. May you forever rest in peace P-Jers.

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"I just wanted to let you know I still miss him very much and always will!  He was a fantastic horse and the best horse I could of ever shown!  I loved him very much!  He will be greatly missed! Sincerely,
Taylor"

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"I am so sorry to hear about what happened to P.J. It brought tears to my eyes and made me think about all the wonderful times we’ve had together. I could really picture the first time I saw him. He really was one majestic animal. I will always remember P.J.’s Hickory, and I greatly have empathy for your loss. Thank you for making the times he and I have had together the best. Sincerely, Your friend and student, Lexi Austring "
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"Caroline, I am so very sorry to hear about 'PJ'! I was on your website and read about him. He was such a great horse. He was always a gentleman and had the wisdom of a thousand years in his eyes. He always thought of himself as royalty (which I thought he was) but, never was haughty about it. He had the look of eagles in his eyes and the patience of a saint. This is what I say in just a few handfuls of times I was around him ! He is truly a one in a million. My heart goes out to you and all who loved him!" - Denise
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"A Hibernian sage once wrote that there are three things a man never forgets: The girl of his early youth, a devoted teacher, and a great horse. Even though I never flung a leg over PJ's back-- I loved him from the ground. I will miss you, PJ. RIP" - Vicki

Somewhere in time's own space
There must be some sweet pastured place
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow
Some paradise where horses go,
For by the love that guides my pen
I know great horses live again. - Stanley Harrison
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"Hearing the news about PJ was such a shock to us. He was the first horse my daughter, Kaiti, ever rode. PJ was always so kind and patient with her, although she thought he could be a little stuborn at times, he was always her first choice to ride for lessons. PJ was such a good teacher and will forever be known to us as 'the horse that Kaiti learned to ride on'. We will miss him dearly." - Kristin Carpenter