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  1. #1
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    Default I have lost my Heart Horse

    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.

    All my love

    Karla


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    So sorry for your loss. What a wonderful life he shared with you.
    May your memories keep him with you always.

    RIP Rum
    "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." --Ghandi



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    I so fear the day I join the lost the heart horse club. The entry fee is an enormous tax on the heart. Godspeed.


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    My most heartfelt sympathies to you. As a member of the lost the heart horse club, I have some idea about how much you hurt today. It gets better, but you never get over the loss entirely.
    Originally Posted by Alagirl
    We just love to shame poor people...when in reality, we are all just peasants.


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    I'm so very sorry. Godspeed Rum. I'm another member of the lost heart horse club...and Louise is right, the ache in your heart will dull with time, but it never leaves. Hugs.
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant



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    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))))))
    "you can only ride the drama llama so hard before it decides to spit in your face." ?Caffeinated.



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    I'm so sorry. What wonderful memories though.
    Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time. Malcolm Forbes



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    It sounds like you had a wonderful life together. I am sorry for your loss.


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    So sorry.
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    Equine Art capturing the essence of the grace,strength, and beauty of the Sport Horse."



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    I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
    Sheilah



  11. #11
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    My condolences on your loss and a toast of chosen beverage to a wonderful horse who it sounds like had a WONDERFUL life.
    Adoring fan of A Fine Romance
    Originally Posted by alicen:
    What serious breeder would think that a horse at that performance level is push button? Even so, that's still a lot of buttons to push.



  12. #12
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    So very, very sorry for your loss.
    What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!



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    I am so deeply sorry. I know he will run in your heart forever.



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    God speed Red Rum and may you his memory help heal your heart.



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    What a lovely tribute - I'm so sorry for your loss.
    My Mustang Adventures - Mac, my mustang | Annwylid D'Lite - my Cob filly

    "A horse's face always conveys clearly whether it is loved by its owner or simply used." - Anja Beran



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    I'm so sorry for your loss. I've lost a heart horse too...in 2001. I still come to tears when I remember him and what we had together.

    It does get better, but it takes a long time. I've found another horse who is my heart. I hope you are blessed with another one too.

    ((((hugs))))))
    Ride like you mean it.



  17. #17
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    What a wonderful long life Rum had with you. So very sorry that you have parted for awhile, but I do believe we can see our beloved friends again someday. You have my sympathy.



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    Sorry for your loss, he sounds like he was a wonderful horse.
    After all those years, the memories will be sweet.



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    Sorry for your loss. Godspeed Red Rum. ((HUGS))



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    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.



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