Raiffe came into my life March 2013 when he was 14 years old. My mother had recently passed away and had left me a small inheritance. In one of our last conversations she had asked me what I would do with the money she was leaving me. I told her I didn’t know but I didn’t want to think about it. She told me to promise to get that dream horse she always wanted to buy me as a child and I promised I would, though at the time I wasn’t sure. After her passing and a lot of searching I kept that promise and met my Raiffe and knew instantly he was mine. So losing him was in a way losing her again too.
Raiffe was my best friend, my dressage partner and my reason for pushing through no matter what. I will miss his soft nose, his elegant neck and most of all the way he was always excited to see me. He taught me so much and it’s hard to believe I won’t see him again, share hikes in the woods or his spa day when I ended up wetter than he was. He never ceased to make me laugh, to make me see that everything is better when covered in mud and never minded when I needed to cry into his soft neck. I miss you my handsome boy, I wish I could feel your soft breath on my face just one more time.
A donation was made in Raiffe's memory and the memorial was created on March 12, 2018.