“To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold them against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let them go, to let them go.” – Mary Oliver, Blackwater Woods
Beckett’s Creek Kamouraska Sara March 6, 2006 – May 20, 2019
Sara was a lovely, tall, kind mare with incredible movement. She was the old soul on our farm and always willing to give you a back massage. Sara arrived at Windy Coulee from Ontario, in foal with Zoe, who is now competing Introductory with a youth rider in Working Equitation, and will be heading to her new home in the USA after August 2019. Cameo is Sara’s first foal with Zefyr our herd stallion, and that combination shows all the right stuff . . . Straight, cooperative, willing athletic. Cameo is staying at the farm to test her skills at Working Equitation and to raise foals in the future. Sara’s legacy will live on at Windy Coulee and we miss her dearly. Loosing a horse before their time is always very hard.
Du Coteau Lalou Annabelle April 28, 1991 – October 18, 2018
Annabelle is our first Canadian horse arriving in Alberta as a timid yearling October 20, 1992. She delivered 5 healthy foals two of whom became Calgary City Police Service Patrol Horses, one guest starred on the TV show, Heartland and continues to develop his equine modeling career, one was Heidi’s main riding horse and the Novice CTR Champion in 2005, and one completed a long ride with Long Riders Guild member and incredible horsewoman, Catherine Thompson. Annabelle was the herds lead mare her entire life, keeping all equines safe and suitably bossed around. She was a strong, healthy and kind mare; a super Mom who even raised her daughters foal. Annabelle is the Essence of Windy Coulee – tough, cooperative, striving for perfection and having alot of fun on the journey.
Windy Coulee Kamouraska Strydr August 6, 2006 – November 25, 2016
While known primarily for his work as a Calgary City Police Service Patrol Horse Ranger, https://horse-canada.com/horse-news/calgary-police-service-horse-has-died/ Strydr was a horse we will never forget at Windy Coulee.
Strydr was a breeze to train, amazing to ride, had a rocking horse canter and enjoyed a brief but very successful season in Dressage gold level shows. He was bold, straight, athletic and kind. He was loved by all our WWOOF guests, Emma particularily, and always will be the horse I wished I had kept as a herd stallion.