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Opie crossed the rainbow bridge this morning

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  • Opie crossed the rainbow bridge this morning

    It is through tears that I inform you that Our beloved Opie, the colt we rescued when he was 6 days old and had scoliosis, died this morning. He was just a 10 days shy of being a year and one half old.

    I cannot even begin to tell you how devastated we are about this. He was one of the most amazing horses I have ever met. Everyone who met Opie was changed by his presence.

    He was supposed to live forever.

    His "mama" Tango, my wonderful TB mare, who continued to watch over him and raise him is devastated too. She was by his side the whole time and each time we moved him she nickered to him. She is standing and calling for him now-we moved him out of the pasture. With each call I shed more tears.

    He will be buried by Doc, on the hillside overlooking the lower pastures. RIP my little special boy, RIP. Some day God willing I will be able to hug and kiss you again. I love you so.

  • #2

    Hugs to all of you....run free Opie.


    • #3
      I am so sorry, CSH.
      bar.ka think u al.l. susp.ect
      free bar.ka and tidy rabbit


      • #4
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        • #5
          I'm weeping with you. I'm so terribly sorry. What a kind and wonderful life you allowed Opie.

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          • #6
            I am so, so sorry.


            • #7
              I am so sorry.


              • #8
                Muzzle kisses.
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                • #9
                  I think that Opie was born to teach us lessons in love, tolerance, understanding and joyful courage in the face of adversity. He did that well. Now, he can run free in the endless green fields of the Rainbow Bridge.

                  CSH, I know that your heart is sore now, but I think that it will heal, and in the place of the pain, will be gratefulness that you knew this wonderful little guy.

                  We will miss you, Opie.
                  If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
                  Desmond Tutu


                  • #10
                    Very sorry for the loss of Opie.
                    RIP little gaffer.
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                    • #11
                      Oh no! He was such a little doll. I am glad that I got the chance to meet him.

                      Run free little Opie


                      • #12
                        Oh no!

                        Godspeed little man you will forever be in our hearts.


                        ps. Massive hugs and jingles to you and Tango
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                        • #13
                          I'm so sorry.
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                          • #14
                            He was a very special little boy. So very, very sorry CSH
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                            • #15
                              so not fair. godspeed little one.


                              • Original Poster

                                Thank you everyone for your heartfelt words. If this link works http://www.facebook.com/Stablemates#...6&id=570213814 Here are some photos from last year on him. He was nearly totally grey and legs to the sky.

                                My neighbor is coming over to bury him. I cut his tail and mane, washed it gently and will have the braclet made soon. It still seems unreal. Tango gets extra hugs today. I just found out one of her fillies from 3 years ago had a choke and colic last night. She's okay for now but handing on. I can't lose two babies in one day.


                                • #17
                                  I'm so sorry. :-(


                                  • #18
                                    I am so sorry for your loss. RIP Opie.
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                                    • #19
                                      I'm so sorry. God bless Tango and all the mares willing to adopt and love other's babies. Such a special, special thing . . .


                                      • #20
                                        CSH, I am so very, very sorry. Gentle hugs to you and Tango.
                                        In memory of Rebuff (1974-2009)

                                        Rest in peace, my sweet man