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Chippewa Left Hoofprints On Our Hearts


By: Kris Hazelton

We are extremely saddened at the loss of little Chippewa. We feel blessed and thankful that we had the priviledge to cover the story of his life, even though it ended much too soon.

Chippewa struggled through many medical emergencies and always amazed us all, he was a fighter, through and through.

This little foal sparked something in all of us who knew his story. His will to live and keep going, inspired many and warmed our hearts. He was the underdog we all wanted to root for. The past few months, we all thought Chip was in the clear, we thought he had made it and was going to grow up to be a strong, healthy horse. But that was not to be, it was not in God’s plan and we mourn his loss.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. Marie and Mike Richardson, Nathan and Lexi as we know this is a difficult time for their family, as they struggle to understand this loss.

We realize that brave little Chippewa touched so many lives not only in Estes Park but worldwide, and we want to publish your thoughts and memories of how Chippewa touched your life. We encourage you to send us a brief memory or thought about Chip and we will publish them in next week’s Estes Park News.

Send your thoughts via email to kris@estesparknews.com by Tuesday, October 13 at 6 p.m.

We found this saying and it may give some comfort to those who are hurting, like us.

Somewhere in time’s own space

There must be some sweet pastured place

Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow

Some paradise where horses go,

For by the love that guides my pen

I know great horses live again.

by Stanley Harrison, breeder, trainer, poet 1889-1980

By: Kris Hazelton
We are extremely saddened at the loss of little Chippewa. We feel blessed and thankful that we had the priviledge to cover the story of his life, even though it ended much too soon.
Chippewa struggled through many medical emergencies and always amazed us all, he was a fighter, through and through.
This little foal sparked something in all of us who knew his story. His will to live and keep going, inspired many and warmed our hearts. He was the underdog we all wanted to root for. The past few months, we all thought Chip was in the clear, we thought he had made it and was going to grow up to be a strong, healthy horse. But that was not to be, it was not in God’s plan and we mourn his loss.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. Marie and Mike Richardson, Nathan and Lexi as we know this is a difficult time for their family, as they struggle to understand this loss.
We realize that brave little Chippewa touched so many lives not only in Estes Park but worldwide, and we want to publish your thoughts and memories of how Chippewa touched your life. We encourage you to send us a brief memory or thought about Chip and we will publish them in next week’s Estes Park News.
Send your thoughts via email to kris@estesparknews.com by Tuesday, October 13 at 6 p.m.
We found this saying and it may give some comfort to those who are hurting, like us.
Somewhere in time’s own space
There must be some sweet pastured place
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow
Some paradise where horses go,
For by the love that guides my pen
I know great horses live again.
by Stanley Harrison, breeder, trainer, poet 1889-1980

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