We said goodbye to our wonderful Hanna this morning. After 31 years, her heart failed and she seemed content to move on to the next adventure.
Johanna came to live with us in 2009, after she retired as a brood mare. She is the mother of my beloved Jostein, so we called her Hanna - not that you could ever confuse the two. Unlike the average Fjord, we kept her mane long. She was not quite sound, but even when I could no longer ride, I would sit with Hanna to feed that part of me that still needed to be on a horse. This girl was pure affection and comfort.
Oh how much I love her, and how much I am going to miss her.