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Rough day.. One went over the bridge far too soon.

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  • Rough day.. One went over the bridge far too soon.

    Hi guys,

    I don't really have a whole lot to say.

    The horse I had ridden in the two clinics with Jimmy died today in a freak barn accident. No one was at fault. Just bad luck.

    He went quickly and I wish I could say I held strong, but I didn't. I was very emotional for a horse I have barely known since January.

    Please just hug your horses. He was only 5.

    Lad is fine. This wasn't him. He didn't understand why I was trying to hug him so tight, so he bit me Damn horse.

    "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries

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    • #3
      Celtic Charisma (R.I.P) ~ http://flickr.com/photos/rockandracehorses/2387275281
      Proud owner of "The Intoxicated Moose!"
      "Hope is not an executable plan" ~ My Mom
      I love my Dublin-ator


      • #4
        I loved watching your videos of the clinic. He looked like such a nice, talented, fun-loving boy. I'm so very sorry for your loss--I can easily see how you became so attached so soon.


        • #5

          REALLY sorry to hear this....


          • #6
            I am sorry, I think most of us have been there in one way or another. It HURTS! Especially when you lose them suddenly.

            I watched my gelding slip and shatter his leg after 7 years together

            Hugs to you.. times does heal, and it sounds like you have other horses to love on... that helps too..
            APPSOLUTE CHOCKLATE - Photo by Kathy Colman


            • #7
              No words.



              • #8
                All my love.

                "Gallop as if you were to die tomorrow, jump as if you were to live forever."


                • #9
                  My friend just lost her horse of a lifetime. I had never seen a horse die. You are not alone *hugs*

                  I am so sorry.

                  He's in a better place now, doing Jimmy's grids anytime he pleases.


                  • #10
                    So sorry. No words can really help, but know that I feel for you. And how wonderful to have felt such a love in such a short time. Hang in there.

                    Yvonne Lucas
                    Red Moon Farm

                    "Practice doesn't make perfect. PERFECT practice makes perfect." - Jim Wofford

                    "Some days you're the dog, some days the hydrant." - Jim Wofford


                    • #11
                      Major hugs to you during this time.


                      • #12
                        Bless him! BIG HUGS! Nothing is harder to get over!


                        • #13
                          I am so very sorry.. We are here for you.


                          • #14
                            So sorry to hear this. You guys looked like you enjoyed each other. Sending hugs your way and will hug mine extra hard tomorrow.
                            The Evil Chem Prof


                            • #15
                              so sorry, sending hugs from NY


                              • #16
                                Oh, Em.........


                                • #17
                                  What Reed said.

                                  We've been there too. It's been 8 months. My son still cries.



                                  • #18
                                    Sorry to hear that Em.... what a piece of bad luck.... hold onto the good memories and try not to think of the bad as hard as that is...
                                    "A little less chit-chat a little more pitter-pat"


                                    • #19
                                      I'm so sorry Emily
                                      Even duct tape can't fix stupid


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