The Horse Herd joins the entire horse industry in mourning the loss of Theodore O’Connor, lovingly known as Teddy. “We all admired the heart of Ôthe little horse that could,’ ” said Kimberly Brown, Publisher of The Horse. “I hope all his fans will feel free to comment on their memories of Teddy and offer their condolences to Karen and David O’Connor, his owners, and groom.”

Teddy, a champion 14.1-hand Shetland/Arabian/Thoroughbred cross eventing pony ridden by Karen O’Connor, was euthanized May 28 following an accident.

UPDATE – response posted from Karen, David and Max:

“We want to thank you all so much for the encouragement shown through

your heartfelt emails and postings about our beloved Teddy.  We are so

overwhelmed by the response of love and sympathy that the global equine

community has displayed, and truly appreciate knowing such kindness in

all of your words.  Teddy was one of a kind.  He was our bright light

and Karen’s best friend.  It was such an honor to have been his rider

and caregivers.  We are really struggling at this difficult time, and

reading your thoughts has helped so much, We just wanted to let you all

know that, and to thank you!”

Karen, David, Max and the entire O’Connor Event Team

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