Today the world is saying good-bye to a remarkable horse, who really has proved herself to be unique {with her mountain climbing tendencies} and  a champion in every sense of the word. {Read more about her accomplishments on the bottom of the post}

 After 24 years of living a wonderful life, full of adventure with her owner Michael, its with a heavy heart that a very difficult decision has been made to send Jessie to heaven. Unfortunately Jessie’s body can not keep up with her youthful spirit anymore, and with her age health issues has gotten the best of her.

To place your horse’s need for you to let him leave his failing body above your need to keep him with you – that – is the greatest and purest love. ~ {Cythia Garrett}

Kerstin who has been riding and looking after Jessie for the last 4 years, together with her friend Tara, who I have also photographed before with her horses, has decided to celebrate Jessie’s life with one last photo shoot. Showcasing her beauty in all its glory!

This was one of the most remarkable photo shoots I have ever done, since I could see Jessie’s proud spirit shining through, together with such a gentleness and obedience that you can not help to be in awe of this horse.

To all whom have been involved with Jessie’s life and have ever shared a few moments in time with her,  I am sure that you will be forever touched by the presence of this remarkable horse.

Goodbye by John Quealy
With heavy hearts and a tear in our eyes, after all these years, we must say goodbye.
Please understand we’ve done all we could, if there was anything we could do we would.
I’m sitting right here,gently rubbing your ears, while I talk to you softly, trying to hold back the tears.
The memories you gave us, we’ll never forget, especially the ones of the day we met.
One last hug and one last kiss, you have no idea how much you’ll be missed.
To look into your eyes this one last time, you tell me it’s ok…you know it’s your time.
Close your eyes now and go to sleep. We’ll pray to the Lord  your soul he’ll keep.
Go in peace now, our good friend, We’ll stay right here with you, until the end.
Dream of that special day and time, when we’ll met at the Bridge and all will be fine.
We’ll run and play side-by-side, with a soft warm feeling deep down inside.
Your memory will live on in each one of us.  You’ll alway be number one to all of us.
Have a safe journey through the night. I promise when you awake, you’ll be in God’s light
So with heavy hearts and tears in our eyes, just for now my friend…we say goodbye.


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Goodbye  Jessie, take you final bow! ~ You were loved!



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A little bit about Jessie’s life

“My Sweet Jessie”

Born 1989 in the United States of America

She is an American Quarter Horse

Michael Weber (Owner) bought her 1991 and brought her over to Switzerland.

1993 him and Jessie became Swiss Champion in all classes up to the Top League.

Between 1992 and 2005 Michael won lots of Shows in Halter, Horsemen’s Ship, Pleasure, Reining, Trail, most of them in Switzerland and some in Germany.

Also she was the most beautiful western horse of Switzerland and won this competition a few times.

Her main field was “Western Pleasure” and she was a so called “Allrounder”

Michael always said that she is the best horse he ever had. She has an amazing nature and is the most loyal horse towards her owner you will find on this planet.

Jessie old pic with michael

Michael & Jessie in the New Bovril advert last year

Jessi im Flug



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