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April 17, 1988 - April 30, 2014

April 2014: Cody had been showing some subtle and sometimes less subtle signs of old age the past several months - but always maintained his typical "can do" spirit.

On Wednesday morning (4/30), he colicked but in his calm, Cody-like way. We treated him accordingly including a visit from our vet friends at Country View Veterinary Service, but by the evening he had rapidly declined. 
Making the decision to euthanize a horse is difficult, and needs to be. Wednesday evening around 11pm, we had to make that decision. 

With heavy hearts we put him to sleep and are only comforted knowing he's no longer hurting. He was a special boy who deserved to die peacefully - and he did so outside, under the stars, surrounded by people who cared for him. 

We had 12 wonderful years with our amazing equine partner, Cody. He taught many kids and adults not only about horseback riding but life skills. Many, many thanks to Ria Hull for sharing him with us. His absence will be felt both in our program and our lives. Thanks Cody - you were a special boy!

  • Registered Name: Hurricane's Bonanza
  • Date of Birth: April 17, 1988
  • Breed: Quarter Horse
  • Height: 16 Hands High 
  • Color: Chestnut
  • Markings: Blaze, 2 Socks
  • Owner: Ria Hull (Lease)
  • Arrived at Three Gaits: July 2003
  • School Horse Specialty: Cody is great at teaching riders skills for independent riding, like giving gentle cues!
  • Previous Life: Cody was used for western and huntseat riding. He did some showing, but he was mainly used for pleasure riding.
  • Did you know?: Cody loves to trot and can trot around the indoor for long periods of time. 


Photograph directly above courtesy of Shorthorse Studios

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