Our member update, we would like to extend our Condolences on behalf of the RMBA to Treasurer Wendy Dellinger and daughter Taylor on the loss of Wendy’s Mom.
We also send our Sympathies to Shauna Cooper of Cooper Quarter Horses in Eureka, Montana, on saying ‘goodbye’ to her senior stallion, “Crowned Poco.” He was a part of the RMBA Stallion Service Auction most recently in 2023. Shauna’s own words on the loss of her boy, Denny, as he was affectionately known.
Rest In Peace Denny
Crowned Poco – May 2, 1998 – September 10, 2023 Today is the second hardest day of my life. The first hardest day of my life was when I lost my husband Joe to cancer 5 years ago. Today, I laid my old dun stallion Denny to rest. Denny was the foundation of my breeding program. His offspring has been the most amazing horses that will go in any direction like ranch horses, calf roping horses, 4-H horses, cowboy shooting horses and much more. I will always have his bloodlines running through my breeding program. We drove halfway across South Dakota to buy him when he was 5 months old (October 1998) from Bonnie Bennett. When I talked to Bonnie Bennett and told her what I was looking for she picked him out of close to 100 foals and he was exactly what I asked for and much more. He has been the best Stallion that anybody could ask for. Denny should have never lived this long because he fractured his left front pastern and chronic foundered on his right front foot because couldn’t put any weight on his left front foot for 3 months. I thought I was going to put him down but my vet John Erfle of LaSalle Equine Clinic found a solution that gave Denny another 10 years of life. I want to thank John Erfle for his help in giving me more time with Denny and for Denny to produce some more fantastic offspring. Denny will be missed a lot by me and a lot of other people. Rest in peace Denny next to some of my best mares Paddy and Kit.
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