On January 27, 2000 True Innocents Equine Rescue was blessed with the gift of having a beautiful, 18 month old paint gelding placed in our care. Thanks to Nicki who paid his ransom fee, he was rescued from a feedlot and commenced to fill our days with sunshine. We named him Jordan in honor of Nicki's son. Jordan came to us with a badly healed broken shoulder, he had foundered in his front feet and also suffered from contracted tendons due to his shoulder injury. We worked diligently with veterinarians and a special farrier to assist Jordie in being more comfortable.
Jordie was our "Dennis the Menace" at TIER. He would run, buck, kick and pester the heck out of the other horses. His pasture and turnout buddies were Pearl, Callie and Jake. The horse he spoke with quite often was Moses and the buddy he played with side by side was Pilgrim.
Jordie gave us smiles, laughter, frustration and deep concern. He was always glad to see us.
We love him more than words can convey. We have worked hard to help him be comfortable and pain free so that he could be the best he could be. Jordie's
recent growth spurts were not comfortable for him. He was not a candidate for surgery due to the badly healed broken shoulder...yet, he always had a
sparkle in his eye and a playful nature.
It was evident that his physical quality of life was deteriorating while his mental attitude remained undaunted. Because we love him and are responsible for his well-being......Jordan was assisted across the Rainbow Bridge on October 8, 2001. We feel his absence tremendously.
I brought each horse out to say goodbye to our dear friend once he had crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Moses kissed his face, eyes, ears and then repeated the gestures. Moses then looked out in the distance for some moments and then looked at me as if to say "It's okay mom.....he's running through the heavens and he is whole."
Jordan....we love you so much! Thank you for the unconditional love you gave us. Thank you for the gift of YOU!