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RIP Aristos B May,1982- August, 2010

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    Originally posted by Gry2Yng View Post
    I am so sorry for your loss and the loss of this great stallion.

    Often used, but to me, so comforting...

    Somewhere...Somewhere in time's Own Space
    There must be some sweet pastured place
    Where creeks sing on and tall tress grow
    Some Paradise where horses go,
    For by the love that guides my pen
    I know great horses live again.

    Stanley Harrison

    Wow, that poem gave me chills. Aristos will be missed, but to have lived happily and healthy up to the ripe old age of 28 and to have had such a peaceful passing....what more could we ask for? And we still have a number of his babies and grandbabies, whose recognizable good looks will comfort us for a long time.
    "Absent a correct diagnosis, medicine is poison, surgery is trauma and alternative therapy is witchcraft" A. Kent Allen


    • #42
      Originally posted by JackieBlue View Post
      Wow, that poem gave me chills. Aristos will be missed, but to have lived happily and healthy up to the ripe old age of 28 and to have had such a peaceful passing....what more could we ask for? And we still have a number of his babies and grandbabies, whose recognizable good looks will comfort us for a long time.
      he knew kindness and comfort and love...surely there is no sadness in that ? maybe for his people, of course...but not for him.

      chin up

      Tamara in TN
      Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
      I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.


      • #43
        I am so sorry. He was truly one of the Horses of a Lifetime.


        • #44
          RIP Aristos B

          Sincere condolences extended to you. So sorry to hear about this. There will always be those horses who were with us for what seems too short a time and who we will never forget. They may be gone in body, but not in spirit and legacy; they're still here with us, just not physically. They're never really 'gone'.

          RIP Aristos B!


          • #45
            So sorry for your loss.

            He certainly left quite a legacy behind him.


            • #46

              So sorry to hear of your loss.

              Without question, one of the hardest and yet best things we can do for our beloved horses is to let them go when it is their time. Really I think there is no greater love than that willingness "to take their pain away and make it our own."

              May the memories of all the good times you shared with your magnificent Aristos B be a joy and a comfort to you always. How fortunate that you have his legacy surrounding you, so that you will still "see" him and enjoy all the wonderful qualities he has passed on to future generations!
              We move pretty fast for some rabid garden snails.


              • #47
                So very sorry for your loss.
                Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson


                • #48
                  I too am sorry, he was a great one.


                  • #49
                    He had a great long life and was a beautiful boy.
                    I thought often when I saw his stud ad that if I were to breed my mare, it would be to him.


                    • #50
                      JackieBlue, my heartfelt sympathy for your loss of your magnificent boy.
                      He has a wonderful legacy, and will surely live on in his offspring, and theirs.
                      Godspeed Aristos B.
                      A Fine Romance. April 1991 - June 2016. Loved forever.


                      • #51
                        I'm so sorry... he was beyond fantastic.
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                        • #52
                          So sorry to hear that.
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                          • #53
                            Sincere condolences to all his people. As hard as it was, you were his comfort in the end. That's a gift.


                            • #54
                              Big hugs to you and yours


                              • #55
                                Condolences on your loss, your horse knew nothing but the best for him it is a simple goodbye, you will need lots of hugs,


                                • #56
                                  So sorry for your loss.