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Jaffa Gets a Fan Club

Jaffa wins ribbons, as well as hearts

Jaffa wins ribbons, as well as hearts


When I did a blog posting earlier this week, writing about a few minutes spent with my good friend, Jaffa, little did I know how far and wide he had traveled, capturing hearts along the way.
Jaffa's noble head

Jaffa’s noble head


One of Jaffa’s former owners sent photos of him from his hunter/jumper days. He won both the hunter and jumper championships at the Oregon High Desert Classic in both 2005 and 2007 with Jenny Boyd as his rider.
Lovely form over fences!

Lovely form over fences!


I’m sharing those photos with you here, just so you can see how handsome and fit he was at the time. He is still in great shape for a 25 year old, but is wearing his less flattering wooly winter pajamas, waiting for a more convincing version of spring to arrive.
Thank you to everyone who shared memories and fondness for this lovely gentleman. He is truly a gentle giant and most deserving of a fan club.