A big bay Clydesdale/ thoroughbred cross, he was gregarious, challenging, talented, pushy, well-trained, friendly, hard-working, stoic, and a big goofball. He showed what a huge heart he had until his final days - and it broke many hearts at Three Gaits to do the right thing and end his suffering.
We thank Loryn Anne Smith for sharing him with Three Gaits, Country View Veterinary Service and Martin Roche for their wonderful care, as well as the many, many people with whom Duan shared a close bond. He was such an outgoing, generous soul - he was a constant reminder that the world is filled with friends.
Goodbye special friend, you left some very big shoes to fill.
Former Owner: Loryn
Arrived at Three
Gaits: December 2006
School Horse Specialty: With
his swinging, forward walk and outgoing
is fun for
lots of riders!
Life: Duan was previously used as a school horse
at a therapeutic riding program in Iowa. He has a lot of dressage
know?: Duan's name is actually pronounced
"Dune." In July
2014, Duan was retired from the program and continued to live
at Three Gaits. During the summer of 2015, Duan came out of
at top courtesy of Shorthorse Studios