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Jaguar Hope: 4/15/98 – 3/18/09

March 19, 2009

Jaguar Hope – RIP, originally uploaded by wendyu.

I extend my deepest condolences to fellow blogger, photographer, and Thoroughbred fanatic Wendy Uzelac for the tragic and sudden loss of her beloved, beautiful, talented Thoroughbred, Jaguar Hope.

Please take a moment to read about Jag’s legacy.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. oregonsunshine permalink
    March 19, 2009 5:43 pm

    My condolences to Wendy. It’s tough to lose a loved one, hooved, pawed or footed.

  2. March 19, 2009 10:18 pm

    Sarah! Thank you for this post on the “Jagermeister”.

    I can’t sleep so I’m sitting in my bed thinking of all the nicknames I called him. He was Jagman, Jagermeister, the Jagerman (pronounce the J as a Y), Jager (J as a Y again), My Big Man, and once in awhile he might get a “shit head”. Usually when he was bucking, which wasn’t often but it would be more like “knock it off shit head”.

    He was such a clever guy and I will always wonder how he removed his blanket without undoing a single buckle.

    Thanks for letting me share his silly nicknames with you. I’ll have to read about the chiropractic treatments now on your guys. Jag’s first chiropractic treatment caused him to send the doctor 1/2 way down the isle. He hit a sore spot evidently… 😉

    Now maybe I’ll get some sleep tonight…


    • March 20, 2009 2:21 am

      Wendy, my heart breaks for you. I remember the horrible feeling of waking up the first few mornings after Alibar died and lying in bed, thinking, “This is real”. It was awful.

      Whenever you are up to it, please share more stories about Jagermeister- I would love the hear them.

  3. March 20, 2009 2:13 pm

    I forgot to mention that Jag L-O-V-E-D Alibar’s horse treats!! I made a huge batch of them and shared them with everyone at my barn. In fact, the humans ate some too. They were so yummy! Toby, my 20 yr old ex racer, doesn’t care for too much molasses so the next batch was made special for him with no molasses and tons of brown sugar. Jag didn’t care. He was the proverbial “mikey” in the Life cereal ads. He’d eat anything!


    ps – yes so far each morning has been hard to get out from under the covers. Thankfully my cat forces the issue.

    • March 22, 2009 3:03 pm

      That’s so sweet- I’m so happy to hear that your special guy loved them and that Alibar’s favorite treats are being shared by so many horses.

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