LJ (Lear Jet) was born in New Zealand 28 years ago. He was imported to Australia and raced by my dad for about 3 years. After some success on the track he was retired at the age of 6. For twenty two years he has been family and loved for the amazing horse he was born to be - a gift in our lives.
Today he died after being struck by lightning. I was not home because I am away teaching clinics and I am so upset that Michele has had to deal with this terrible event by herself. It will take a while for the shock to sink in. It is difficult to fathom that he is gone. I think it will be a long time before it stops hurting.
We love you LJ and thank you for all the joy you brought to our lives.
Photo: LJ liked to work on his tan.