Posted by Ann Wilt

Willy is happy.

Team Knollwood helped Willy’s best buddy Brinkley cross the rainbow bridge today. Those two were so bonded that it was evident that Brinkley wouldn’t last long with us after Willy crossed.

Born in 1992, Brinkley’s registered name was Sun of Achilles.  He enjoyed a successful show career starting as a 3 year old in driving, a discipline he showed in until he came to Knollwood. Brinkley was also a very successful Arabian Country Pleasure horse.

In his second life as a member of the best lesson horses in the world, Brinkley excelled at well, almost everything. He did not like leaving home for horse shows.

This homebody had a kind soul, the patience of a saint, and a canter to die for.  All the Knollwood Kids who were fortunate to learn to canter on Brinkley called it the ‘cloud canter.’

Brinkley taught many, many Knollwood kids beginning show skills, how kind a horse can be, and perhaps best of all, that horses make great friends. He never revealed any of our secrets we shared with him.

We know Willy was impatiently waiting for you on the other side of the bridge, and we also know that Mark has no idea what was happening.

We loved you dearly, and we miss you already. We’ll think of that perfect canter and your perfect face every time we see beautiful clouds in the sky.

 

Peace to you, Brinkley.