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This is a photo of Mary and Zuper. Mary adopted Zuper (LOPE's retired herd boss) to be her pet and companion. She fought illness bravely for years -- and Zuper was a huge source of joy to her during those hard times. Mary would spend time with Zuper every day, petting him and feeding him carrots. When she could no longer leave the house to pet Zuper, he would position himself in the pasture so that she could see him out her window. Near the end, she had Zuper's win photo from his racing days at her bedside -- so that she could still see his handsome face and athletic spirit . Mary lost her battle and passed away last weekend. LOPE is opening a special fund in her memory to help horses with special needs or unique story (like Zuper). Mary and Zuper shared a rare relationship full of love, dedication, delight and friendship. If you would like to donate in honor of Mary and Zuper, please visit our website (lopetx.org) or message us for details. ... See MoreSee Less

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LOPE Blog

Recent posts from the blog featuring posts about the LOPE horses, horsemanship and other Tales from the LOPE Ranch.

LOPE Academy: Oro Rush Update #1

Oro Rush retired sound from the track — he just wasn’t interested in running fast. He is a cute, flashy horse with a hunter-like look to him. We were really [...]

LOPE Academy: Onahotstreak Update #1

Onahotstreak (nicknamed Little Filly) came to LOPE very underweight. She had intensely disliked the track environment and had been anxious there. Her race trainer adored her, but knew that she [...]

LOPE Academy: Levi Wilson Update #1

Levi has had a full letdown from the track (lots of pasture turnout time to “just be a horse”). He has a mild, well-healed bowed tendon. Earlier in November, our [...]

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