Merci was a 13 year old 17.2 HH (5' 10" at the withers) Percheron mare. She was the second horse to make her home in Sherwood Forest, having joined us in 1190 (2011). Merci had a fiery personality. We often described her as “hot.” She loved to run, and boy could she run! Merci quickly became the spirit horse of Sir Joshua Warren, Sherwood’s First Knight. Merci was always our healthiest, fastest, most spirited horse. On December 30th, 2017 Merci had a sudden heart attack during a mild practice and passed away. She now chases Sleipnir in the gloried halls of Valhalla.
Photo courtesy of Walter Norris