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Our first and only time competing at a show. Beaten by a shetland!
One of my favourite photos of us, Gilmore ACT April 1999
Outside the stables at LYH
Consuela severely unwell with peritonitis
Consuela at Macarthur Park
At Forest Park for the holiday program
About to head out at LYH
Dinnertime at LYH
With Frosty at Bookham
Consuela and Moppy at LYH
The first doona rug I bought her, at Macarthur
Gilmore paddocks, where we would sometimes put the horses if Macarthur was being sprayed for weeds or the paddocks rested
The new rug she got after hers was stolen at Macarthur
Keeping warm at Rose Cottage paddocks
Having a lovely roll after I'd just hosed her off, Macarthur
I clipped the hair on her shoulder to try to work out what her brand said but I was never able to figure it out
At LYH when she first moved there
Catching up after I'd been on a trip to the Whitsundays for a week
On our 10-year anniversary!
The original classified ad that was in the newspaper when we bought her in 1998
Consuela and I at Hoskinstown, with my friend 'Josh's' ute in the background
Consuela and I (centre) with some friends from the stable block at LYH
Taken at LYH after she had sunk into deep mud at the edge of a dam, as described in the book
Keeping the sun and grass off her delicate skin at Macarthur
A shiny new rug for winter
Consuela and I on the arena at LYH
The very early days at Macarthur when I first got her
A photo showing how far into the mud she sunk while I was riding her at the edge of a dam at LYH
Taken moments before she plunged deep down into the mud and became stuck
My girl and I at Yass
Being a runner at an adult riding club gymkhana
Early days at Macarthur
Just before she sunk in the mud.
At the gymkhana being a runner
Moppy and Consuela outside the stables at Hoskinstown. Consuela is enjoying a salt lick
I think this is probably the last photo I ever took of Consuela before she died :( Cattle Street Binalong
Our 10-year anniversary celebration with Consuela's 'pudding'
Consuela and I at Macarthur
Out of gallery