September 14th, 2023Maverick, the Clydesdale, leaves a huge legacy
Maverick, the Clydesdale, has died at the age of 25 after a long battle with cancer.
He came to the district as a three-year-old from Echuca and immediately became a local favourite with
his community and media involvements.
Maverick first appeared on television show Postcards at the Farmers Arms in Daylesford, ridden into the front bar. From there he appeared in numerous ChillOut parades with his buddy Tom Shaw, in guises including Batman, Dolly Parton, a cowboy and “the bride”.
Their ChillOut Batman and Robin entry, pulling the milk float/Batmobile, was prize winning.
With his owner Allison Sloan, Maverick took part in Christmas Celebrations at John Curtin Aged Care,
protested on Spring Street with the Stop AusNet Towers group, paraded at the Kingston Avenue of Honour Centenary and escorted brides on their wedding days.
On Anderson’s Mill Open Days he was a favourite and would wander through the crowds for the children’s (and adults’) pats and hugs – and sometimes fairy floss.
Too quiet to work in a team, he was a gentle giant.
His final days were spent with his mate Andy on the green grass of Rocklyn. Maverick was much loved and will be missed by all. Vale.