(written by Cheryl Figures, collaborated by the Sock Sisterhood)

The Sainted Mare, better known as "Sug"

The Sainted Mare, better known as “Sug”

When you sit down to catch up on things and a post grabs you, sucks the air straight out of your lungs and all you can do is weep….What do you do? You rally the Sock Sisters.

For many of us the announcement that hit Facebook and HJU in August broke our hearts and grayed our world. The Sainted One aka SUG had passed over the rainbow bridge. All of us who read those words instantly envisioned that big bay mare lovingly nuzzling her kids and Amy’s beaming smile.

A few years ago strange little group of HJU bloggers formed “The Sisterhood of the Riding sock” The sole purpose of this sisterhood was for fun and to swap riding socks. We donned mismatched socks with the theory we were carrying our sisters with us. Oddly these socks have gotten each and every one of us through some tough times, supported us at shows, and helped us make unique fashion statements!

Over the past several weeks the “sisters” have been busy with a little tribute. We want to let Amy and her family know we are there for them and that we will carry the memory of Sugar with us. This time socks were not swapped but a little homage has been crafted thanks to the hard working sewing talents of Malin and Cheryl! It was well known that Sugar liked her doughnuts. Here is just a handful of samples showing how all of the sisters will be sporting a new accessory, keeping every ride as sweet as sugar! <3

To Sug! Love, Cheryl

To Sug! Love, Cheryl

Furry McYellowFace will have a little Sugar with him wherever he goes!

Furry McYellowFace will have a little Sugar with him wherever he goes!

Ike proudly wears his "Sugar" patch!

Ike proudly wears his “Sugar” patch!