It is with a very heavy heart that all who knew Charles Cobb as a family member, 4-H horse coach, expert in animal nutrition, encourager, and loving friend that we say goodbye. Charlie passed away on Jan 21, 2021 after a long battle to regain his physical strength following a successful open heart surgery in Houston, Texas Sept. 2020.
There are no words to adequately describe the friendship between Charlie and me. We bonded because of the love we shared for horses. Charlie and I became equal partners on some very nice broodmares. Each Dec. we would make rounds to Stallion Farms to select a horse who’s fee was within our budget that we believed would cross well on one of our mares. Together we raised some very nice quarter and thoroughbred horses. It was great fun.
Charlie was incredibly intelligent, knowledgeable about animal nutrition, and horse pedigrees. He had a great eye for an outstanding horse. We agreed on almost everything. If we didn’t, I would often defer to Charlie saying, “whatever you what to do Charlie” Of course often he would defer to me saying, “whatever you decide will be fine, I trust you.”
I had innumerable laughs with him. Once when pulling in to a Stallion Farm as we spoke on the phone he said, “now put on your lipstick, maybe we will get a better deal” Of course I had to laugh loudly and long. Charlie’s quick wit was great fun. I enjoyed teasing him and loved his laughter and comeback.
I loved every minute of being in Charlie’s presence. His passing has left a huge void in my life. I still expect that daily phone call that always started with, “Good Mornin”. He always wanted a run down on the horses and any new developments with them as well as pictures. His favorite of the Eagle Creek Aussies was Bailey, the red tri blue eyed female. He loved her I think mostly because she was profoundly athletic and the color of a beautiful sorrel horse. We often spoke of him having one of her pups someday.
Charlie was interested in the things occurring in the lives of his friends and family. He was supportive in all things. He always offered kind words of encouragement. Charlie was always excited about the accomplishments and successes of people he knew. It was awesome to know Charlie was in my corner.
His absence has been profoundly difficult. I miss him more than words can say. I am very saddened by his departure from our world, but know he is happy and enjoying the afterlife. Charlie was a good Christian and I am certain he was welcomed with open arms. I can just hear he and my Dad and some of the other great horsemen telling stories, backslapping, and laughing.
I miss Charlie more than words can say. He was my best friend.
Monterey Secret win at Sunland Park was breaking into the lead and stretching to about four lengths win.
Off the Wagon coming through the pack to take and hold the lead winning at Sunland Park.
Katie putting Carmella through barrel racng practice