My dad purchased Bailey from his breeder when he had just turned 4yrs old as a pick up for me to get motivated.
I suffer with chronic fatigue syndrome and the doctors told me I had to keep going otherwise I would be in a wheel chair.
He was unbroken and together with his breeder we got him riding. I was at college at the time so had him with me so we had lots of fun.
Over the years Bailey followed me all over the UK as we moved around. He loved showjumping, did a very nice dressage test, but wasn't really a fan of cross country on his own... but in a team he was a machine!
His favourite thing to do though, was follow hounds and jump big hedges! He was a proper hedge hopper! He was always super cheeky and most of the time played me up when I was on him, but a saint for everyone else... except from when I was in chemotherapy for cancer treatment.... he was a utter saint when I had enough energy to ride on the few occasions I could.
Baileys jumping days came to a end 3 years ago when I decided to semi retire him as he was so precious.
Having to loose my best friend last month of 16yrs has been the hardest thing I have gone through! He has been by my side through 2 messy divorces, cancer treatment and the raising of my 12yr old son! But now navigating the next part of my life will be a bit easier knowing a part of him is with me everyday.
I am completely blown away with how incredibly gorgeous my rings is. It fits perfectly and I will always have my best pal by my side.
I honestly cannot thank you enough. Ruth