December 2016: The very best gift is one that's a complete surprise and heals a hurting heart. Officer Pat Duggan, retiring in one week from the Walnut Creek Police Department K-9 unit, is a good solid horseman who practices Parellli Natural Horsemanship. Just a few months ago he lost his dear horse named Joker and his heart deeply ached. His wonderful wife, Karen, knowing exactly how to fill an aching heart, then plotted the surprise with SERRA.
So, the call went out to SERRA to find Pat a horse! Having successfully adopted a SERRA mare named Seeta over 6 years ago, we already knew this family was more than qualified and capable to give excellent horse care and training. And most importantly would bond deeply with this beautiful palomino mare.
Khalessi had been abandoned at a nearby stable and SERRA was called in to help. As good matchmakers we knew this might be the perfect partner for Pat!
Pat wanted a project for his retirement and the lovely young quarter horse mare, Khalessi fits the bill! She's sweet, willing and loves a good leader like Pat and will have the love of the whole Duggan family, too!
Khalessi will make a fabulous trail and obstacle horse and will be shaped positively by Pat's good skills and natural talents with horses. He's patient, compassionate and thinks of and for the horse first and foremost.
Merry Christmas Eve to Pat, Karen, the Duggan children, Seeta and Khalessi! It was the highest expression of love and gifting to surprise Pat and restore this horseman's heart.
Photos are palomino mare Khalessi meeting and frolicking with her new equine pal, Seeta. Thank you to Volunteer Deb Tameanko for her photography! And how many of you out there wanted a horse for Christmas???