Red Rum 1986-2013
I could not sit back and see the pain from cancer rob you of your dignity.
26 years together and what a ride it has been. We grew together from our youth to old age. The only horse who wanted to go down a new trail rather than go home. The adventures and miles we have shared are countless.
You were the first horse I started from scratch...the first one who bucked to the end of 6 foot western reins. We had fun doing so many things together. Together we evented, show jumped, dressage, trail rides, team sorting and penning. You were always up for anything.
You were endlessly patient when I let non riders ride "the big horse". You would test those who thought they knew how to ride.
I will miss you more than words can convey. Rum, I hope we can meet again some day.
My heart is with you. When you have "The one" Losing them is oh so heartbreaking. Remember all the wonderful years you two had together.
I am sure he will be galloping over the Rainbow bridge with my Heart horse, Jedi Knight, and many more! (((((Hugs))))))
I am so sorry for your loss; I know your memories of all the good times will help you through it.
I was going through some old papers yesterday and came across this poem I had torn out of COTH Mag 5 years ago, submitted by a rider for "the love of her life" she had just lost. I had never seen it before but kept it because it touched me. I hope it touches you, too.
Blessings by Edrick Roberts
Hacking home in the moonlight slowly,
You and I on the silver road,
Tired and stiff, but contented wholly
With the Blessings of the day bestowed.
Blessings worthy of their own recording
In the pages of Memory;
But the best and the most rewarding
Is, old pal, how you carried me.
It's just grass and water till it hits the ground.