First ride in Roxy’s saddle with Jac; Coincidence or God-incidence

I really considered NOT sharing this. It is so strange that it seems fake, like a set up or something but it wasn’t. I decided that it is silly to skip telling the truth just because it so strange that people may not believe. You decide.

Yesterday I decided to haul Jac to ride at a neighbors place. I am taking Jac to the All American Quarter Horse Congress next week for a big debut and didn’t want the Congress to be his first trip away. I got there and chatted awhile. The arena owner asked me if I wanted the radio shut off, or the station changed or anything and I said no.

I decided that because of the Congress I was also going to change saddles. I wanted to ride him in something a little 2006 Tulsa saddlemore ‘fitting’. As I saddled him up I thought about how poignant the moment was, Jac wearing the saddle that his mom had won.

Jesse walked in, made no comment as I swung my leg over Jacs back. And then it happened.

Jesse said, “Do you hear that?”

Goosebumps were already racing up my arms. The hair on my neck standing up. ‘Yes.’

“No one’s going to believe this.” He said.

“Take a picture and I will do a blog,” I said.

“Picture? No, video-let them hear it.” Jesse said.

“OK, but video the saddle fender first, and quick.”

Watch the video-make sure your volume is turned up:


  1. Anna Scantlan on October 6, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Gotta admit I started crying as soon as I heard it. So amazing and utterly moving! Thanks for sharing this god moment.

    • Anna Scantlan on October 6, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      Big G not little g moment. 🙂

  2. Jenny Martin on October 6, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    God is so good! If that’s not a sign, I never saw one! Roxy and your Dad looking over you and approving… Thanks for sharing!

  3. Laura Scott on October 6, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    That gave me big goosebumps! Songs are heaven-sent signs. I hope that was healing for you. Jac is gorgeous. Good luck at Congress Stacy!

  4. Debby on October 6, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I would be speechless – but I have experienced these “God-incidences” too many times in my own life to not recognize it. So instead I’m grateful – for how faithful He is to encourage and speak to us. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Julie D. Keairns-Pickett on October 6, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Both God and Roxy are showing you just how special this moment is, and how proud they are to be a part of it. Thank You for sharing.

  6. Alice Corbett on October 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    And even if someone who doesn’t know that God delights in doing these things doesn’t believe it–you and Jesse know–and God did it for YOU.

    • Stacy on October 6, 2013 at 11:33 pm

      Exactly, that is what I decided when I decided to share!

  7. Karen Stankovics on October 6, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I hope this is a message to you…….good things to come :O)

  8. Michelle McMichael on October 6, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    It’s your Dad and Roxy letting you know that Jac is gonna do just fine, and they are making sure of that! This gave me chills and I teared up while reading the story! Can’t wait to watch you at Congress, GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS!

  9. Darlene on October 6, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I could not hear it for some reason and volume was full up…….Your Jac is a beauty
    and looks wonderful under saddle.

  10. Alice Corbett on October 6, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    So glad you shared. Love never fails. God moment!!

  11. Tracy W. on October 6, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Stacy, omg, I knew immediately what you meant and it brought tears to my eyes. This was definitely meant to be. Best of luck to you and Jac at the Congress!

  12. Sonia Rogers Mineur on October 6, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I get now. Sooo amazing. Much love to you Stacy. Xxx

  13. Meg Gummerson on October 6, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Roxy gave you and Jac her blessing. What a wonderful thing to happen!

  14. Sonia Rogers Mineur on October 6, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    I can’t hear the words of the song. 🙁 What song is it so as I can google it?
    Thank heaps. xxx
    Ps. Some pretty amazing God stuff happening in my world too. X

  15. Lesley on October 6, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    For those that can’t hear the sound …click the speaker icon on the video and slide the bar to the right (I had the same issue) and viola sound. Stacey what a great video omg have tears Jac is beautiful

  16. Brenda on October 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Awesome ! Roxy is with you! I too think of you every time I hear this song. My Dad has been gone 25 yrs this Dec. we rode together all the time so this hits home to me! God bless you for sharing this. I know it must be hard, I lost my horse of 34 yrs , 8 yrs ago & it’s still hard.

  17. Angelique on October 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    OOOHHH!!! that song! its meant to be Stacy!!! sooo Amazing!!! <3

  18. Angie Wiechart on October 6, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Wow, i am in tears. I lost my dad to cancer about 2 years ago an think about him every time i hear that song. I think Roxy was speaking to you 🙂

  19. Karen Donatello on October 6, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Totally God moment….will be looking forward to great things from Jac

  20. brett on October 6, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    perfect is my thoughts 🙂

  21. Cyn McCollum on October 6, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I knew before I turned it on what it would be. But I’m sitting here bawling anyway.

  22. Penny Lambeth on October 6, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Stacy, I couldn’t hear anything. Penny

    • Stacy on October 6, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      It was “Live Like You Were Dyin”

  23. Melinda Russell on October 6, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Yes! Such an omen, this is beyond words, and so comforting!!!

  24. Shelly Born on October 6, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Love it…Gave me goosebumps too!!!

  25. Stephanie on October 6, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    No coincidence. I also think of you and Roxy and that entire routine every time I hear that song.

  26. Kirsten Lathouwers on October 6, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Goosebumps and tears in my eyes!!! This is really meant to be!!! Your dad and Roxy want you to believe that! Enjoy the ride Tracy and Jac!

  27. Sue on October 6, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Was it, LLYWD, on the radio!?!? OMG!

  28. monica hensley on October 6, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I knew the song before i even watched video. Then i watched video and of course cryed i think its Gods way of telling u, u made the right decision riding Jac. I bet Roxy is Smiling down on yall!! RIP Roxy gone but never forgotten!!

  29. Laura Packwood on October 6, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Oh Wow! It totally gave me the chills, especially because i saw your ride in 2006 with Roxy and it made me cry. It was a message sent from doubt. 🙂

  30. Melody clark on October 6, 2013 at 1:26 pm


  31. Lori Rundle on October 6, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Very moving… Mama is watching over her beautiful baby and you!!!

  32. Magdalena on October 6, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    That is amazing and wonderful 🙂 🙂

  33. Charlotte on October 6, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Crying at the very thought of her being right there….

  34. Ruth Olbert on October 6, 2013 at 1:13 pm


  35. Tonya Mentzer on October 6, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Some how I knew that would be on the radio.Brought tears to my eyes.A messege she will always live on.What a beauty Jac is. I am so happy you have him in your life.

  36. Leia on October 6, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    heartwarming and goosebumps here!! I really think they reach out and help us to know its ok to love and give our hearts to another. They would willingly share what love they had once because it was something to cherish. Thanks for sharing!

  37. Brenda Byler on October 6, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    That just about made me cry!!! How fitting…

  38. lYNDA mCcATYHU on October 6, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    I’ve watched that awesome ride you did after your dad died and loved it. When the same music was playing I had tears running down my face. Your dad was sending you a message.

  39. kimberley Martin on October 6, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Wow! Tears in my eyes! I watch the video of your riding Roxy to that song over and over… not coincidence… She is giving you her blessing and approval…and support…and love… God bless you both!

  40. Amanda Wendorf on October 6, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Oooh that is so awesome! Scared myself, somehow I knew before I played the video that it would be “Live Like You Were Dying” that would be playing! I think Roxy approves!!

  41. Jerry on October 6, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    What a great moment to share with everyone!

  42. Pennye King on October 6, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Stacy, I am such a firm believer in heaven and angels. Dont ever think Roxy is not with you and Jac. I lost my clinic horse that I rode at Buck Brannamans and Ray hunts and at chris Coxs too. Such a troubled soul when I got him but so very different when he passed away. I miss him every day and compare every horse I sit 0n now to Freddy. Not so fair but still true. His angel appears so many times when I ride it is weird. When my patience wears thin…theres Freddy sayin slllooooowwww is a good thing. When I work out in the fields I can see him running with the other horses. I have even seen him tied to fences at shows only to turn around and hes gone. He died in September 3 years ago so this time of year is very special to me. Roxy will always be with you and your family….enjoy the times she appears to you. Always look around at special times and places and you will see Roxy a lot more!!!! Always, Pennye

  43. Jill on October 6, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Wow!!! I got goosebumps and flashbacks to when you rode at the congress freestyle on Roxy to that song. One of my favorite moments at congress!!!!!

  44. Amanda Gray on October 6, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    To all saying they couldn’t hear anything.. that is the song she rode Roxie to.

  45. Pam Hartzell Fernandes on October 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Gave me goosebumps…and I say God-incidence!

  46. annie1 on October 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    There really are no coincidences, Stacy! So glad you and Jesse were together when you got this awesome little gift. xo, E

  47. Kathy on October 6, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Amazing…And Perfectly Fitting…It’s all In God’s Plan…
    Thank You For Sharing, Stacy!

  48. Ann Wade Griffin on October 6, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Wow, Stacey!! Nice to have this gentle reminder of the past that says to us, “Move forward.”

  49. Sheila Sperling on October 6, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I think of you and Roxy whenever I hear that song…….and I always will. This video brought tears to my eyes so I can only imagine how you felt, Stacy ! I had a similar experience…..and I think it is way more than coincidence. Roxy just blessed what you are doing with Jac ! ❤

  50. Kandice on October 6, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Girl…those are the times you know whos riding with ya!
    goosebumps and tears..

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