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Rest In Peace Mandy

Yesterday was a very difficult day for us at home.  We had to say goodbye to a long time part of the family.  Our quarter horse, Mandy, has been sick the past month or so, and she wasn’t making any progress, so we had a tough decision to make.  At nearly 31 years old, we figured it was time.  We’ve only had Mandy here at the house for about 16 months, but my wife has had her for 22 years, so it was a very tough decision to make.  But it was for the best – she had lived a long life (in “human” years, she would have been about 82), and up until she got sick, was a very happy girl.  We decided to put her down since she hadn’t eaten in the past five days, and it would be better than letting her starve to death.  It was hard, but at about 4:10PM on Friday March 6, 2009, she took her last breath.  She died as she had lived – a tough old girl.  We laid her to rest right next to her barn.  Last night, I went through the photos I had of her, and picked a few out as a tribute.

Anne’s Command (Mandy)
May 22, 1978 – March 6, 2009

Mandy up at the barn
Mandy up at the barn
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Taken with - Rolleiflex MV-EVS TLR Kodak T-MAX 100
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Mandy up at the barn

Callie pets Mandy
Callie pets Mandy
REF#:20070623-185455-_MG_7013.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 20D
Date Taken2007:06:23 18:54:55
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.005 s (1/200)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO200
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Callie pets Mandy

Mandy at her new home in Lebanon
Mandy at her new home in Lebanon
REF#:20071202-_MG_6079.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 20D
Date Taken2007:12:02 12:32:32
Aperturef/6.3
Exposure Time 0.008 s (1/125)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO400
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Mandy at her new home in Lebanon

Mandy grabbing a snack on the front lawn
Mandy grabbing a snack on the front lawn
REF#:20080630-_MG_1962.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2008:06:30 18:35:13
Aperturef/5.6
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/320)
Focal Length (mm)122.00 (122/1)
ISO200
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Mandy grabbing a snack on the front lawn

Mandy taking a break from her snack
Mandy taking a break from her snack
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2008:06:30 18:38:37
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.005 s (1/200)
Focal Length (mm)168.00 (168/1)
ISO200
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Mandy taking a break from her snack

Katina riding Mandy in the front yard
Katina riding Mandy in the front yard
REF#:20081109-_MG_5815.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2008:11:09 15:47:46
Aperturef/5.6
Exposure Time 0.005 s (1/200)
Focal Length (mm)28.00 (28/1)
ISO400
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Katina riding Mandy in the front yard

Callie riding Mandy in the front yard
Callie riding Mandy in the front yard
REF#:20081109-_MG_5832.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2008:11:09 15:51:29
Aperturef/5.6
Exposure Time 0.005 s (1/200)
Focal Length (mm)18.00 (18/1)
ISO500
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Callie riding Mandy in the front yard

Mandy at the barn as the snow falls
Mandy at the barn as the snow falls
REF#:20081231-_MG_8106-Edit.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2008:12:31 17:50:47
Aperturef/2.0
Exposure Time 0.020 s (1/50)
Focal Length (mm)50.00 (50/1)
ISO1600
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Mandy at the barn as the snow falls

Mandy on the front lawn
Mandy on the front lawn
REF#:20090101-_MG_8150.jpg
Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2009:01:01 12:08:12
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.001 s (1/800)
Focal Length (mm)47.00 (47/1)
ISO200
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Mandy on the front lawn

Mandy running through the snow
Mandy running through the snow
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Taken withCanon EOS 40D
Date Taken2009:01:01 12:09:54
Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Time 0.003 s (1/400)
Focal Length (mm)80.00 (80/1)
ISO200
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Mandy running through the snow


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