Watch Joes Girl

watch mare

“A 30 year old mare, Watch Joes Girl, will forever remain in our hearts. Sired by the great Watch Joe Jack, she was born 4/26/86. One day later at the Pitzer sale, the only person interested in a just born colt and an unbroken broodmare was my thrifty friend Bob Swartzlander who bought the pair for $500.00. Girl became his go to horse so willing, strong, and unflappable on the trails and a state champion 4H horse in trail and pleasure for his son Mike. I took it hard when Bob died an untimely death in 2001, but I was honored that he wanted me to have Girl. Girl was not only the most reliable rider ever, but she was also a looker. Judging teams used her as an ideal. Several years ago at the Grundy County 4-H Fair, Girl, well into her 20s, didn’t win the Halter Class. Kelly cried feeling bad for Girl. I comforted her by telling her that “Grandma couldn’t win the fair queen contested either.” Bob, she is back in your hands. I did my best. Enjoy her till we meet again.”     -Dave & Judy Stewart