In Celebration of Life
This page is dedicated to all of our beloved horses that made their transition over the rainbow bridge. We know that our mission of rescuing or adopting horses means that sometimes we do not get to have them in our lives for long. While is is so hard to let them go we are so grateful that we were able to share their last leg of their journey with us and that they left happy and healthy when they knew their purpose here was done.
Royal Elz Sarajevo (Sara)
On November 8th, 2017, we had to say good-bye to Sara. At the age of 35 Sara had given all she could, and we are eternally grateful for the time that we got to spend with her. A beautiful Morgan Sara came originally from a ranch in New Mexico, and was a lesson horse at a local stable for 15 years, working hard and rarely seeing a pasture. Bobbie adopted her at 25 years old from that stable. This farm was purchased for her to live out her life and serve her purpose to love kids. Therefore the barn was named Sarajevo stables after her namesake. At 35 years of age Sara was our oldest horse - but you'd never know. She enjoyed running the barn, and was still sometimes ridden by Bobbie and sometimes even kids! Her fiesty attitude and love for life made her the barn favorite and of course she knew that if it was not for her the barn would not exist! Many times Sara roamed the farm and stables by herself just to make sure all was good. We know that her purpose was to begin the healing here so she was laid to rest in front of the barn where she can continue to welcome everyone who visits. Her legacy will live on forever !
We adopted Stitch from saddlebred rescue in New Jersey and with Mowgli was one of the first horses in our program. While he was already very old he started our program teaching kids to post and he was so full of love and energy. We know his last leg of journey was to begin our program and that we will never forget!
So energetic with tail flying, Ludi was the proud Arabian that loved to go. We rescued him from a bad situation and it took some time for him to trust. Soon he was the boy that pranced everywhere. While he was quite old when we got him his love for life never stopped. His kindness and huge heart was healing for many, many kids here at Sarajevo. He truly was a miracle horse. We wish we didn't have to let him go so soon but we know that his last years with us was full of love and life. Fly with that tail high Prince Ludi.........
Bel Reeves Over the Rainbow (BoBo)
In June of 2018, Bo passed away at the age of 28. Up until the day before we lost him, he was out in the field enjoying his life as a pasture horse. We are grateful for the time we were able to spend with such a sweet and affectionate horse, and his passing was an incredible loss for us.
Bel Reeves Over the Rainbow, affectionately known as Bo, came to us in 2015 at the age of 24. Bo was a beautiful Saddlebred and he Knew it! His energy and prancing always was a joy to watch. Bo absolutely loved to work, and would actually take his bit from you when trying to bridle him. He LOVED to show and was always a winner not allowing his age to stop him! However when it was time to calm down to heal kids, he was the softest and most loving ever. Win all the ribbons for us Bo over the Rainbow Bridge! We will miss you forever!
In Feburary, 2018, Ella Mae crossed over the rainbow bridge. Although we were incredibly sad to lose her, we were grateful to have her longer than expected, due to her arthritis.
Ella Mae was a Paint Quarter Horse, who came to Sarajevo Stables in 2015 with Zoey - at the age of 17. She was a very strong-willed horse who loved to be ridden both hunt-seat and on trails. Her sassiness always made us smile but she loved to teach little kids and was amazing with them. Thank you Ella for the joy to brought to everyone, especially Ed..........
Annie came to us with her pardner DC and had lots of issues with trust. Her fear made her dangerous to work with but after lots of love and patience she became the most amazing horse to teach the connection between horse and human. She was the first horse anyone touched for lessons as her energy and sense of body language made her priceless for teaching the core of natural horsemanship. She loved to jump as was always a winner. Her adventures included swimming and trail riding. At 18 years old she chose to leave us to cross the Rainbow Bridge in December of 2019. While our loss is so great her legecy of love and connection to humans lives on! Jump High Annie!