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  • Elmer Bandit

    I just read on The Horse.com that Elmer Bandit, 38 years young, was euthanized yesterday evening. He was unable to get back on his feet after being down in his pasture, and when the cold and bad weather conditions started to cause hypothermia, Mary Anna Wood, his lifelong owner made the decision to humanely euthanize Elmer.

    Godspeed Elmer Bandit...........

  • #2
    I just saw the same article... RIP, Elmer Bandit!
    This was an amazing horse!


    • #3
      What an amazing horse. He had a wonderful life. I have watched his progress over the years, he will be missed.


      • #4
        Ohhhhh, DARN.

        Guess it was going to happen eventually, but I really loved seeing his successes appear in the periodicals and I was hoping to see him continue. Phenomenal, inspirational horse.

        My heart goes out to his person.


        • #5
          I didn't want to open the thread....but then again, every thread with his name for quite sometime (!) I would worry about....only to open and read of another joy, another time they spent together. I am so so thankful, that he chose his time to 'be ready' while at home, in a pasture...not on one of his rides. So the naysayers couldn't point any fingers. He taught us all soooo many things. Age is just a number....your time comes when it comes...do what you love...find your passion!
          Godspeed EB.
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          • #6
            What a great horse, and owner!


            • #7
              I was a big fan of Elmer Bandit, and enjoyed following his career in the press. Remarkable horse, remarkable life. Sincere condolences to Mary Anna Wood.

              Rest now, dear Elmer.


              • #8
                My heart breaks for Elmer Bandit and his owner. I told my 31 year old arab that his role model should be Elmer Bandit, as he was living such a long and healthy life.

                He was a truly amazing horse, and I can't imagine how lost his owner feels.


                • #9
                  Originally posted by ayrabz View Post
                  I didn't want to open the thread....but then again, every thread with his name for quite sometime (!) I would worry about....only to open and read of another joy, another time they spent together. I am so so thankful, that he chose his time to 'be ready' while at home, in a pasture...not on one of his rides. So the naysayers couldn't point any fingers. He taught us all soooo many things. Age is just a number....your time comes when it comes...do what you love...find your passion!
                  Godspeed EB.
                  Agree!!! Happy Trails to you Elmer Bandit!! My sincere condolences to Mary Anna Wood!! What an inspiration!! My hope is that my 2 knuckleheads will live a long, full and happy life!
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                  • #10
                    I don't usually frequent this forum but as an arab lover and long time admirer, Elmer's name brought me in. I'm so, so sad to hear the news. What a great inspiration he and his relationship with Mary Anna have been. Godspeed, Elmer. I hope there are thousands of new trails to explore where you are now.
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                    • #11
                      Condolences to his people. Elmer Bandit was quite the role model, for all of us.
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                      Spay and neuter. Please.


                      • #12
                        Really incredible horse. Just sad he didn't make it to 40, but he proved over and over again that age is just a number.


                        • #13
                          Here's another article: http://www.horsetalk.co.nz/news/2010/02/116.shtml

                          What an awesome horse--and a great owner!!
                          "Passion without knowledge is a runaway horse."


                          • #14
                            Anyone know what the magic recipe was that she fed him? I tried to read about it at the horse.com, but couldn't.

                            I have a 25 y.o. crabbet endurance arabian that I want to keep going. he has some mouth issues, so this info could help him.

                            Intermediate Riding Skills


                            • #15
                              What an amazing horse. My condolences to Mary Anna.


                              • #16
                                The thoughtful care of this horse is an inspiration to me and likely many others. I suspect he was a very, very happy and "fulfilled" equine, whatever that might mean to a horse.


                                • #17
                                  RIP Elmer. He was an inspiration!
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                                  • #18
                                    Truly an amazing horse. I've ridden a few NATRC rides and have been at the same rides as Shirley Sobol and Wing Tempo but not Elmer and Anna. Both are proof that you don't have to have a distinguished pedigree or perfect conformation to excel. Godspeed Elmer!
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