In 2002 in New Mexico a sorrel colt was born with no name. In Dec of 2003 he got a name, Captain, and a new family, Ron and Cheryl Schaefer. He would stay with Ron and Cheryl, traveling the west as a ranch horse, rope horse, trail horse and a general anything you need horse. In 2009 Ron and Cheryl found themselves back in IL with their horses in tow, and made the decision to sell Captain to Diana Gebavi. He was supposed to be a horse for her husband Andy, but as time went on, Diana fell in love with all he could teach her and eventually made Captain her horse. And teach her he did, together they both learned a lot, but Captain was rock solid at teaching Diana the ropes. And they became a great pair together and a nice addition to the Renegades. Captain had always had mild intestinal issues, but in 2013 they seemed to be getting worse. After many surgeries, medications, and different attempts to fix and diagnose his issues, the problem persisted. In 2015, Diana humanely decided he should no longer have to suffer because of his problems and he was put down. As far as heartbreaks go, this was a big one. He was a once in a lifetime kind of friend and while she knows she did the right thing; she still misses him every day. Run wild and free Captain!!!
(Words from Diana); "I don't love you less because you're gone -- I love you more because of what you taught me. FOREVER in my heart."