Swingtime 1991-2016

IMGA day we dreaded has come, yesterday we let Swing fly away. Old age finally took him away.
Swing was my friend, a horse with an amazing sense of humor, kind and athletic, a soul who loved life.
His willingness to come out each day while I fumbled my way to Grand Prix was amazing.
He was a shining light in my life and the lives of those who knew him.
Until we meet again old friend, Godspeed.



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  • Sharon Nordgren
    Posted May 4, 2016 10:39 am

    Sad, but he was lucky to have this family.

  • Judy Thibeau
    Posted May 4, 2016 10:39 am

    So sorry to hear.

  • Sara Pusateri
    Posted May 4, 2016 10:39 am

    So sorry 😢

  • Dawn Peterson
    Posted May 4, 2016 10:39 am

    So sorry to here about Swing 😓

  • Wanda Richmond
    Posted May 4, 2016 10:39 am


  • Terry Mooers
    Posted May 4, 2016 11:45 am

    Thinking of you all.❤️😢

  • Elizabeth Garfitt
    Posted May 4, 2016 12:41 pm

    So sorry for your loss, always tough to lose a family member.

  • Lisa Derby Oden
    Posted May 4, 2016 12:41 pm

    So sorry Tanya…thinking of you….

  • Cheryl Deletetsky Brown
    Posted May 4, 2016 12:42 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I too lost a beloved animal yesterday, I understand your pain. Keeping you in my thoughts……

  • Andrea Shaw
    Posted May 4, 2016 1:46 pm

    So sorry to hear. Sorry for your loss.

  • Bonnie Nadeau
    Posted May 4, 2016 1:46 pm

    very sad

  • Mary Eckstein
    Posted May 4, 2016 2:49 pm

    So sorry Tanya, but he had a wonderful life with you.

  • Julie Taft
    Posted May 4, 2016 3:43 pm

    Sending hugs!

  • Wendy Korjeff Bellows
    Posted May 4, 2016 3:43 pm

    What a wonderful fellow he was… condolences to you and all his friends.

  • Sarah Pacheco
    Posted May 4, 2016 6:42 pm

    So very sorry.

  • Mary Emerson
    Posted May 4, 2016 6:42 pm

    Beautiful,beautiful Swing. Hugs to all his Vienna Farm family. He was so well loved.

  • Susanne Hamilton
    Posted May 5, 2016 5:53 am

    So sorry🙁

  • Meg Cotter
    Posted May 18, 2016 8:40 pm

    Dear Tanya,
    I happen to see the News about Swingtime on your website when I was updating addresses in my book.
    I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss and the Vienna Farm family’s loss. My first memory of Swing was after I had moved to Maine I was looking for a dressage teacher, and I found you online, and scheduled a time to come meet you.
    The day I arrived you were finishing up riding a horse in the indoor ring. Amy introduced herself, and she told me you would be finished in just a moment, but I could watch if I wanted to. As I sat there you did some tempi changes across the diagonal, did some passage and a little piaffe. I was totally present in the moment watching you and this beautiful horse dance and I knew at that moment this is the teacher I would like to learn from, and the horse was Swing! He was my introduction to the doorway of dressage, and he captivated me as I watched his kindness, dedication and love shine through.
    I know for sure that the only thing that helps loss is time, and I know that they would want us to dance on, even though difficult for us at times. I also know that he was so loved and treated with respect. The animals of Vienna Farm are not just animals they are equals and partners in life. This is a quality I will always admire about the people of Vienna Farm, and a quality that flows through the barn. Bless you sweet Swing and all the people who loved you.
    My deepest sympathies to all.
    Much love,

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