Posted: September 23, 2013 at 6:55 am


  • Pam in Nashville, TN says

    Ooooh no dear Carol… I am so very sorry.

  • Ali says

    So sorry Carol. Praying it was a quick and peaceful passing. Love you Gid.

  • Elisabeth says

    I’m so very sorry to hear that. May the white knight pass peacefully into the next life.

  • Pat Barr says

    I check,your blog daily, am just so very sorry about losing Gideon
    Please accept my deepest condolences, he was a well cared for and loved horse.

    He will be missed by many.

  • Cathy says

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss…

  • Lenore Henry says

    We are so very sorry for your loss Carol.

    Owen and Lenore Henry

  • Nicole N says

    Oh Gideon. 🙁

  • Carol Ann says

    Oh Gideon it was your time to leave, but no one wanted you to go. You were so loved.

  • Nancy says

    I’m so sorry. How very, very sad to read about Gideon this morning. His was such an inspiring story.

  • Sheryl says

    I am so sorry for your loss of your gentle white knight.

  • Rae says

    I am so sorry

  • Muriel W. says

    I didn’t think I could cry over an animal I’ve never met, nor seen, but I follow your blog daily & know of Gideon’s struggle, as well as your heroic efforts to keep him safe & healthy. So sorry.

  • roff says

    Devastating news. Deep, tearful sympathy to all his many friends.

  • elizabeth says

    So sorry to read this. May he rest in Peace.

  • Bunny Horne says

    Gideon, your photo is on my desk and I look at it numerous times a day while I work. I hope you know how deeply you were LOVED, not only by those that had the honor of meeting you, but by so many more folks that only ever read about you through Carol’s blog. It was my deepest pleasure to have served you over these past 3 years. You will be greatly missed. Run like the wind, Gideon. I know your spirit will soar. Say hello to Percy. RIP Gideon – you will forever be our WHITE KNIGHT. xxoo

  • suzanne says

    oh Carol I am so very sorry

  • Maryk says

    Oh Gideon.

    You were well loved & I hope you knew that. Ride free on the wind.

    Even tho’ I only knew Gideon virtually, I could tell that he touched the hearts of everyone there. I wish I had some magical words to make everyone feel better. Hugs and deepest sympathy to all of the SAINTS staff.

  • Mo says

    A solid gold heart… stopped beating last night

    God saw he was tired, and showed him the light.

    All that he taught us, remains left behind

    He was a rare gift, truly one of kind.

    He arrived in the spring, a child’s cast-off

    He’d been passed around, I’m sure he felt lost.

    He made some new friends, a pig & some sheep

    We gave him our hearts, forever to keep.

    As months turned to years, we became best of friends

    We all vowed to love him, right up to the end.

    There’s hurt in our hearts and tears in our eyes

    He slipped through that door, no chance for good-byes.

    A solid gold heart….. walked into the light

    Much love went with him , our Shining White Knight.

    For Gideon

    I am so sad

  • Bunny Horne says

    Oh, MO, those words are perfect.

  • Nicole N says

    Absolutely beautiful Mo! I’m so sorry Carol and barn crew for this crushing loss!

  • AnnC says

    So very sorry, big hugs to you Carol and everyone who loved him. Sweet dreams Gideon.

  • Colin says

    Carol, I am so very sorry to read this I can only imagine your broken heart. xx

  • dawn says

    I am so very sorry…a sad day.

  • Curt says

    Touching Poem MO

  • Leila says

    My condolences to the Carol, the staff and the volunteers at SAINTS. I think for many people who ready the blog, Gideon was a shining symbol that exemplified the beauty of SAINTS.

    Beautiful poem Mo.

  • Chris T says

    I am so sorry for your loss Carol. I know how important Gideon was to you and how much he has taught you. My heart breaks for you.

    To SAINTS volunteers and staff – I also extend my condolences to you who have loved and worked with Gideon for a very long time.

    Take care of your collective hearts.

  • Angela says

    I am so very sorry.

  • Bunny Horne says

    I completed a small rug hooking project last night. I presented it to the owner today. I was charging $20 – she was insistent on giving me $50.
    In memory of Gideon I am donating the $50 to SAINTS Rescue.

  • laura says

    What a very sad day…..our little white pony had such a HUGE presence….his loss will leave such a void….big hugs to all who gave him such love and fabulous care….

  • Penny says

    Could hardly read Mo’s poem through the tears, but what a beautiful tribute to a very special horse. Hugs to you Carol, your heart must be breaking. Gideon is at peace now, not suffering, and hopefully running through sunny fields with his former friends from Saints. Saints just won’t be the same without him, but many, many people loved him and will miss him.

  • Brent says

    So so sad, he was such a huge presense in the barn area, I will miss him everyday. I also feel sorry for Ray, he loved his friend so much, on Sunday they were both grooming each other in the loafing shed (by the pot belly pigs) as the rain poured down.

    The windvane on top of the barn is a Black galloping horse, this last go around when Gideon lost weight I wanted something to remember him by – so I painted the horse White in his memory. Something I would always see as I worked in the fields.

  • Cricket says

    My heart is breaking for all of the SAINTS team. Gideon was the very first of your animals that I fell head over heels for, the beautiful, gentle soul whose eyes grabbed my attention while I was just nosing around the net several years ago. I’m so, so sorry for the loss of the shining White Knight, but am forever grateful to him for drawing me to SAINTS and for the amazing friend he was to those who needed him–a gentle, wise friend. I’m heartbroken for those he’s left behind, but bursting with joy that he was saved, that he was loved, and that now he’s running free. What an incredible soul.

  • KO says

    Rest in Peace sweet Gideon knowing that you were loved by many and you gave love and happiness to all who met you. Your presence will be missed beautiful Gideon. As I was leading you out on Sunday,I had told you “no running”,but I can only say now, is run free sweet boy.

  • Carly says

    Good bye old man! You were SAINTS “White Knight” We will miss you!

  • cheryl and stef says

    So very sorry to hear of Gideon’s passing. What a wonderful life he had at Saints. I true White Knight. Run free in beautiful pastures. Carol take care I know how much he meant to you.

  • Fiona says

    Oh no, I just read this :-(. He will be missed, for sure, such a lovely boy. RIP Gideon

  • Renee says

    Gideon was one of the kindest most amazing horses I have ever known. I am so sorry Carol, I know how much he meant to you, and I’m sorry to everyone who loved him. He was amazing.

  • Brigid says

    So sorry to hear of this – I’m another blog follower who’s never managed to visit, but feel I know many of the SAINTS through your entries. Gideon truly found sanctuary with you – love and companionship and safety – and now he gallops free. My sympathies to all who loved him.

  • Sorry to hear this sad news about Gideon. He was loved and well taken care of at Saints. He will be missed .

  • Bridget says

    i’m sorry, guys. 🙁

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