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A great one goes over the Rainbow Bridge....

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  • A great one goes over the Rainbow Bridge....

    My 20 yo Thoroughbred stallion, Lose That aka "Copper", passed over this morning. He appears to have had a stroke.... I had noticed that he was a little dull and was having some trouble with his hindquarters last night, but thought it was because he's had some arthritic issues with his hips (he got hit by a car in 1998 and that has caused long-term issues, although he recovered to compete at the lower levels until his retirement last year) and maybe they were getting worse. But then this morning I went out and he was in the pasture and he was gone. So the vet thinks heart attack or stroke.

    He was an awesome horse, I had him for fifteen years and we competed in jumpers, dressage, eventing, whatever I wanted he would do. And then he was a super school horse and took many, many students to their first horse trials and jumper classes, competed through 4' jumpers and Training level eventing with students.... even won a regional award at Novice when he was 18.....

    He has quite a few lovely foals out there competing through Training level, and we have two of them here--a 7yo mare competed through Training, and a yearling colt. There is one foal by him due in 2010 out of a Prelim mare in VA.

    Jennifer
    Third Charm Event Team

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    I just looked at your site and found photos of him. He was lovely.

    I'm so sorry for your loss.

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    • #3
      Hugs from VA - so sorry for your loss. Great that he will live on through his offspring!
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      • #4
        (((hugs))) I'm so sorry; it's so tough losing friends you've had so long. Sounds like the pair of you had a great friendship and that he was able to share his talents with many students - by doing that he'll live on in the hearts of each of those he helped. Godspeed to your boy.

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        • #5
          Oh Jennifer, My condolences. He was a wonderful horse. An absolute gem. I'm glad you can enjoy a little piece of him in some of his offspring.

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          • #6
            Oh Jennifer so sorry to hear about Copper. What a gentleman he was!
            "Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
            Courtesy my cousin Tim

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            • #7
              Sorry for your loss.

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              • #8
                Losing one is so terribly, terribly sad. It will happen to us all in time. Godspeed Copper!
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                • #9
                  ((Big Hugs))
                  I'm still a little raw from losing my older guy this week and I only owned him a year... I can't imagine how you must be feeling

                  I'm so sorry for your loss - he looks like he was awfully special.
                  -Jessica

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                  • #10
                    Sorry for your loss, he sure was a very nice horse.
                    You have great memories to remember him by.

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                    • #11
                      I am so sorry for your loss. I took a peek at him and he was lovely. RIP Copper and hugs to all who loved him.

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                      • #12
                        Sorry to hear about Copper.
                        I hope your heart heals.

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                        • #13
                          My deepest sympathies on you loss, it is never easy.
                          There are friends and faces that may be forgotten, but there are horses that never will be. - Andy Adams

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                          • #14
                            So sorry for your loss. RIP Copper.
                            Free bar.ka and tidy rabbit.

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                            • #15
                              It never gets any easier, so very sorry.

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                              • #16
                                So sorry for your loss of Copper ~ what a handsome gentleman! RIP LOSE THAT ~ knowing you were and always will be loved. Thoughts and prayers for all who loved him.
                                Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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                                • #17
                                  My condolences on your loss.
                                  You jump in the saddle,
                                  Hold onto the bridle!
                                  Jump in the line!
                                  ...Belefonte

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                                  • #18
                                    I am so sorry for your loss, Jennifer. You gave him a great life and it sounds like he had an easy crossing without suffering.
                                    www.hollyrunstables.com

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                                    • #19
                                      Heartfelt condolences to you and all who loved Copper. May he always live in your heart.
                                      She wasn't running away with me, I just couldn't stop her!

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                                      • #20
                                        I'm sorry for your loss. You'd been a part of each others lives for a long time and your love for him has always been evident.

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