So sorry for your loss.
Your Mac brought back many similar memories of my Magic I lost a year and a half ago.
Big black 16 H walker with white star and snip too.
Little girls fall in love with those big black horses.
And he too, in his latter years was fabulous with kids and was used in many lessons. He too knew to be ever so careful.
They are so special.
That is so wonderful of you to take in these Cushing's horses and give them the care you have learned. Bless you.