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Attn Midway College Hunt Seat Riders past and present

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  • Attn Midway College Hunt Seat Riders past and present

    "Tuff" a former Midway horse (formerly my personal show hunter) was put to sleep on 9-9-09, due to complications of old age, at our farm where he enjoyed the last year of his retirement living the life of Reilly. He was 27.

  • #2

    Thank you for posting that. He was a wonderful horse...I remember being so scared to ride him at first but once I did, I loved him!


    • #3
      I am very sorry for your loss.
      RIP Triple Take (aka Indiana )


      • #4
        I ADORED Tuff while I was there. I wasn't there that long ago either, I never would have guessed he was in his 20's!
        Donatello - 12.2hh, 9 year old, pony gelding
        April - 14.3hh, 14 year old, TB Mare
        Ella - 12hh, 4 year old, pony mare


        • #5
          Just saw this, so sad about Tuff. Fond memories. I just found out Chipper is up for retirement and I'm so happy to say that I will be taking him. I leased him for a summer while I was attending Midway, and I can't wait to be reunited with him. RIP Tuff.


          • #6
            Bedazzled... you're taking Chipper!!! OH!! He was sooooo fun! Such a round thing over the jumps w knees up to his eyeballs! When did you grad?...I didn't graduate from Midway, but rode on the team 2000 and 2001.


            • #7
              I'm so sorry to hear about Tuff. He will be missed by many I am sure. He came a year or so after I was there I think? I did get a chance to ride him in a lesson though. He was a sweet old man. RIP Tuff


              • #8
                I rode on the IHSA team in 2003, and I leased him the summer of 2004. He was soooooo much fun. Here are some pictures of me with him while I leased him.



                He is just such a sweetheart. I love his laid back personality, and I miss kissing his cute nose. I have such fond memories of this horse, I just cannot wait to see him again.


                • Original Poster

                  Thanks guys

                  I have only one good picture of the old man and would love to see any you have. He spent the last year here on our farm in the lap of luxury with grass to his knees, a huge stall he could hang his head out over the front wall, all the food he could eat and two good buddies. Until the last month or so, he was still the fastest one of the bunch, and damn proud of it. Still hated to be fly sprayed, still hated the wash stall, but finally enjoyed just getting to be a horse. His passing has left an awfully large hole to fill, they don't make many like him.


                  • #10
                    Aww I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a horse that many many students adored, and I'm happy that you were able to give him a happy end to his life. Thank you for doing that, all the Midway horses give so much to the college and the student riders there, they all deserve to have such wonderful retirements.