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Camryn + Lux

by | Feb 2018 | Story

Breed Thoroughbred

Age 7

Sex Gelding

Color Chestnut

Height 16.2hh

My daughter Camryn, 10 years old, lost her heart horse, Jaxon, to squamous cell carcinoma in June of 2017. Jaxon was everything to her. Being a very timid rider, he was the only horse she trusted. After Jaxon’s death, Camryn cried at the thought of trying to ride another horse…until Lux.

Lux was bought by Rocking R Rescue from a kill buyer at an auction in Carthage. He came to our farm for QT. While Lux was being evaluated for soundness, Camryn watched him intently. She eventually asked to ride him. She ran and grabbed her helmet and up she went. Her eyes lit up. When she got him to trot, she burst into giggles. The person interested in adopting Lux saw the video and said, “Oh no. He has to stay there with her.” Camryn and Lux competed in a local 4H show two weeks ago. They continue building trust and working on their skills together as a team. He brought her heart back to life, and I think she helped heal him as well.

What #RightHorse means to me

The Right Horse is the one that ignites the fire in you to do better, do more, wake up earlier, work harder.

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