I was fortunate to meet Taffy in 1979 and boarded my horse at Pinebrook Ranch for 19 years. He was the luckiest horse alive and, I was one of the happy riders to embrace the woods. I call them Taffy's Woods because he groomed them and walked them for many years, often alone and sometimes with friends. He loved the woods and the beautiful creek that flowed through it along with all the animals that thrived there.
There are many times that my 3 children saw Taffy at the Ranch and he always made them happy and feel welcome. That was classic Taffy - give the appearance of tough, but he was indeed a kind and caring man whether it was horses or people. He rejected 'class distinction' but rather judged a man by his character. Notably, he was first to be generous to all who were sincere and honest.
His connection with nature was remarkable and I have many fond memories of this strong welshman.
Lloyd, you know your Dad was a very special person. I regret that I was unable to attend the memorial in his honour. However, I will always honour our friendship and remember our happy times and all that I learned from dear Taffy. The best thing I can do now is try to carry his positive outlook for the rest of my days.
Sweet dreams Taf!
With fond thoughts always,
Jackie & family.