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February 10, 1983 - March 7, 2013
For those of you who know have known us over the years you most likely got to meet our kid, Jesse Franke. Jesse entered our lives when he was only 14 and from that point on, he and his family became our family. Jesse traveled with Peter on the road and stayed at home with Trina. He was a step beyond what anyone could ever imagine. If you were lucky enough to meet Jesse, you know how kind, gentle and truly special he was. He touched so many people with his warmth... it's like when you met Jesse a little part of him stayed with you always...
Jesse was a once in a lifetime person, his zest for life, his ability with the horses and the amount of love he showed each and everything he touched will not be forgotten. He truly was a magical spirit with a sense of old world wisdom, and always ready for whatever the day would bring. Jesse defines integrity, loyalty and a sense of family that will never be replicated. Many people have said how much he was loved by us and how we helped create his wonderful life, but I just can't help but think we didn't help him...He helped us much more than we'll ever know or comprehend.
Words truly cannot describe the soul and spirit of our son, we just have to believe that he is up above riding bridle horses and he no longer needs to worry about the feet, they all have wings now. Both Peter and myself look forward to the day we ride again across the meadow and see that mischievous smile across his handsome face.
There are no words to this tragedy, this young man was taken much too soon and he leaves behind a wife and soon to be born child. I do know that if anyone has any pictures of Jesse over the years if you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org we would appreciate it. There is also going to be a memorial fund set up, more information will be available at a later date.
New Book by Peter Campbell "Peter Campbell Talks Horses"
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An insight on the life and times of Peter Campbell, as well as amazing shots from across North America of Peter working horses. The way A.J Mangum writes of Peter's philosophies, keeps you wanting to read more! Peter Campbell is the real deal and this book is an uplifting insight to true horsemanship! It will want you to do not just good with your horse but GREAT!
Willing Partners, by Peter Campbell, is now available in paperback. One of North Americaâ€™s most influential horsemanship educators, Campbell shares with readers his lifelong journey with horses â€“ an experience guided by mentors that have included icons such as Tom Dorrance and Ray Hunt â€“ and offers his insight on colt starting, bridle-horse progression and cow work, three of the greatest challenges riders confront.
â€śUncomplicated, accessible â€¦. This straightforward book will be an enjoyable read for anyone interested in developing an honest working horse.â€ť - Horse Journals
The paperback version of Willing Partners is now available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
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