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Heart horse euthanized tonight;

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  • Heart horse euthanized tonight;


    I'm mostly a lurker here, rarely posting but I share my grief with you because I know you'll understand my deep sadness.

  • #2
    so sorry for your loss............
    mm

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    • #3
      My sincere condolences, many of us have been there.
      Ranch of Last Resort

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      • #4
        Very sorry for your loss. I'm sure your beloved horse is galloping around at the Rainbow Bridge, healthy and happy until you two shall meet again. I'm thinking of you during this extraordinarily difficult time. We've all been there and it's never easy to lose a friend...

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        • #5
          So sorry to hear

          Its awful that you've lost your best friend, but remember even though they arent there in body they will always be with you in spirit.
          Not my circus, not my monkeys!

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          • #6
            For comfort....

            Hugs for you Juls... the wonderful thing about dressage is the closeness you develop with your partner. I've been through these losses myself and I honestly believe that the energy of that partnership doesn't disappear, it just takes on a different form.

            This poem always makes me cry, even decades after losing my most precious boy. Read it when you have time to indulge in grief and memories.

            Could you bed me down with kindness
            on the soft sweet words of love?
            Could you ride me in your finest
            with hands light as a dove?

            Could you teach me with old wisdom
            by the laws of just and fair?
            Could you be my friend forever
            with a trust so true and rare?

            Could you meet me on the morrow
            with grasses green and sweet?
            Could you free me without sorrow
            on the plains of loam and wheat?

            Could you say farewell with honor
            on the day my life is through?
            And remember me forever
            as I shall remember you?

            (no idea who wrote this, sorry)
            Proud COTH lurker since 2001.

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            • #7
              My heart goes out to you. I have lost several over my many years, and
              they take a piece of you with them. Allow yourself to grieve. One day the pain will go away and you will remember all the happiness you two shared.
              I lost my heart horse many many years ago, He will always be in my heart.
              Many hugs to you my friend! (((((HUGS)))))

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              • #8
                I am very sorry for your loss.

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                • #9
                  my sympathies, its so sad to loose a part of ones heart

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                  • #10
                    This poem appeared in the Chronicle of the Horse many years ago -- in the seventies I think. I have kept it all these years and went back to my high school journal to find it for you. Horse people write best about these sorts of things. My condolences.

                    Warden Hill
                    A packet of poppies for Warden
                    Poppies are flowers for forgetting,
                    aren't they?
                    Rosemary remembers, they say.
                    Warden, I will plant a bouquet
                    of both kinds.

                    You never liked light flowers moving
                    in any sort of wind. Warden, it's
                    all right.
                    These poppies are not white.
                    They will grow only fetlock height.
                    Remember:
                    The rosemary seeds I plant for you
                    will grow too gray, too stiff for wind.
                    Never mind.
                    Sleep welll.
                    I will grow you a warm farewell
                    of poppies and of good spice wmell
                    Warden Hill,
                    Sleep well.

                    Lynn Stefenhagens
                    http://behindthebitblog.com
                    Dressage, riding, sport horse blog
                    BTBbrowbands.com
                    Unique browbands for dressage and hunter riders

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                    • #11
                      I add my *hugs*.
                      *=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=

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                      • #12
                        So sorry for your loss.

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                        • #13
                          Very sorry for your loss. Would you like to share any stories about your horse with us?
                          What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!

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                          • #14
                            So, so sorry for your loss. As exvet said, there are many of us who've been through it. When you're ready (however long that may be), the next one will come along. It won't be a replacement, but you'll find a difference place in your heart for a new one.
                            My May boys: Beau , Neon, Criss

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                            • #15
                              So sorry for your loss.
                              "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief

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                              • #16
                                I'm so sorry - totally understand the pain, it just sucks. Take time to remember and rejoice in the time you had together..

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                                • #17
                                  Hugs. Even though it's so crushingly painful when they leave us, what a blessing it is that we are able to share a bit of our lives with these wonderful creatures who amaze us every day with their courage, patience and love

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                                  • #18
                                    Thoughts and prayers ~ ((hugs))

                                    Thoughts and prayers and ((hugs)) ~


                                    RIP ~ dear heart horse ~ knowing you will always be loved and remembered ~


                                    I'm so sorry ~ be kind to yourself ``` one day at a time ~


                                    again ((hugs)) for your heart ~

                                    Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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                                    • #19
                                      Hugs
                                      It upsets me to even think of what you're going through
                                      www.destinationconsensusequus.com
                                      chaque pas est fait ensemble

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                                      • #20
                                        So very sorry for your loss.
                                        http://fromdressagehorsetocowpony.blogspot.com/

                                        "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy

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