JakeThat’s Jake on the left.  Jake was his barn name – long quarter horse pedigree – but none of that mattered – great ranch horse with the sweetest disposition!!  He is standing by John Wayne (over 30 years old) – never left John’s side – protected him – looked after him – always walked along side John even at his slow pace coming in for feed.  That was Jake – all heart!!  Jake got sick Saturday around noon – rushed him to the vet – thought it was colic – after many tests – IV’s were started – but nothing slowed down his worsening condition.  I stood with sweet Jake who kept his head buried in my chest – Jake passed away at 2:30 Sunday morning.  Many knew Jake – kids – grandkids – all took a turn on Jake who was always patient, calm, and loving.  Jake – my dear sweet friend – you will be so missed.  The trails will always be sweeter because of you.  Now you are running in greener pastures today – drinking from the coolest water.
By | 2017-04-25T23:03:21+00:00 July 17th, 2013|7-7 Horses, At the Ranch|7 Comments


  1. Mary Kay July 22, 2013 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    So sorry Linda. I’m at Mom’s in Katy and crying do hard I can hard see what I’m writing. He’s with God. I do believe that with all my heart. I love you!
    I know that was hard for you. I know your heart well. Friends since 7 th grade.
    God be with you!

  2. Audry July 22, 2013 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    Sorry a out the loss of Jake, it’s hard to lose our sweet friends.

  3. Molly Spencer July 21, 2013 at 2:14 am - Reply

    Sorry about your loss of such a special horse. I know he will be missed at the Ranch.

  4. sassy July 18, 2013 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    We are sad for you and understand
    Bill and I have owned 24 horses since we married 23 years ago.
    Losing a good friend is part of our passing through life. We have been blessed with loving horses and especially so many loving friends

  5. Terri Moran July 18, 2013 at 12:29 am - Reply

    As you know, I have known your sorrow. We are so blessed to have them in our arms for such a sweet and short time.

    Love and comforting hugs, my precious friend/sister.


  6. Dana Hickman July 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    So sweet….so sad….sooooo sorry!!

  7. Sandra July 17, 2013 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    So very sorry to hear about Jake…know your life will never be the same, not to mention John Wayne’s life…he will be so lonely…<3

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