When I first came to Live Oak,
I caught quite a buzz
And a greener whip
There never was

Under Piper's kind wing
My instincts grew strong
And the Masters' vast knowledge
Helped push me along

On Hat Trick and Preacher
I acquired some fame
But on Sundin and Royal
I made my name

Behind Eaglet and Daniel
And the great Maximus
We flew wherever
That coyote took us

Endless trot sets and clipping
All the blood sweat and tears
It feels like just days
When it's really been years

So many kind faces
There's too many to name
You have all touched my heart
My life will never be the same

And so it pains me to leave
Of that fact I can't lie
But my new home is calling
so north I must fly

And now the time has come
For me to depart
So I say tally ho
And of course 'bless your heart.

Michelle St. Onge now serves as Barn Manager and Whipper-in to the Piedmont Fox Hounds (VA). Her piece "Always a Winner" was chosen as the top entry in the 2014 Thoroughbred Incentive Program Staff Horse of the Year essay contest (Covertside Spring 2014).

 

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0 # Evie Mauldin 2015-10-20 12:00
Well done, Michelle
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