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Shiloh is gone

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  • Shiloh is gone

    My beloved boy Shiloh died Friday 12/28 at about 2 pm. He had a heart attack or an aneurysm during a shoeing appt. It was very violent and traumatic but at least I was there for him and I hope that he knew that. I loved him very much and will miss him terribly.

    He was the first "real" horse I ever had. I have so many memories of him - he was a drama king for sure, was dreadfully vain, hated to be made fun of but had a great sense of humour when it came to playing a trick on you. He loved to show off but hated the fussing that came before. He had a great fondness for the ladies, especially if they were Arabian mares. He was a class act all the way - I never met a more honest and patient horse. He put up with my crap all these years and in return he was the most spoiled boy in the world.

    I will miss his great big oversized head and his big oversized heart. I will miss coming out to see a white horse on one side and a coal black one on the other.
    I will miss him sticking his butt in my face to be scratched - oh, he loved to be endlessly scratched until my hands hurt. I will miss chasing him around the arena while he pretended to be Wild Arabian stallion - tail up in the air, pronking about on stiff legs and performing high speed passage. So many memories.

    Everyone who met him loved him and he was treated like a king by every stable I boarded at.

    RIP my sweet wonderful silly patient big hearted kind boy. I will see you again.
    "Cats aren't clean; they're covered with cat spit."
    - John S Nichols (1745-1846,writer/printer)

    Don't come for me - I didn't send for you.

  • #2
    Oohh, that must have been tough on you. My condolences on your loss...it's extra hard when they go unexpected like that.
    You jump in the saddle,
    Hold onto the bridle!
    Jump in the line!


    • #3
      So sorry for your loss...

      Adams Equine Wellness


      • #4
        Lovely tribute. I am so sorry for you loss in such a difficult way. He probably didn't know what was happening, I hope.
        Godspeed Shiloh.


        • #5
          So sorry...


          • #6
            Godspeed. I don't even want to think about how awful that must have been for you.
            McDowell Racing Stables

            Home Away From Home


            • #7
              So sorry for your loss. It is even harder when it is sudden and traumatic. RIP Shiloh.
              Breeders of Painted Thoroughbreds and Uniquely Painted Irish Sport Horses in Northeast Oklahoma


              • #8
                I'm so sorry. It's obvious that you loved him very much. He was a lucky boy and you were lucky to have had him, too.
                If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
                Desmond Tutu


                • #9
                  So very sorry for your loss. It is hard to lose them in such a traumatic manner. Godspeed to your big guy and hugs to you.
                  We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.


                  • #10
                    Sorry for your loss


                    • #11
                      I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like you were both well loved by the other.


                      • #12
                        So sorry the see this. Hugs to you.
                        "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein



                        • #13
                          So sorry for your loss! I have a Shiloh, too - hugs from both of us.


                          • #14
                            Hugs on the loss of Shiloh. He sounds like he was a real character and heart stealer.
                            ~Kryswyn~ Always look on the bright side of life, de doo, de doo de doo de doo
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                            "Life is merrier with a terrier!"


                            • #15
                              So sorry. Words just don't do it. I feel for you in my heart. RIP Shiloh.
                              GR24's Musing #19 - Save the tatas!!


                              • #16
                                I am so sorry for your loss. (((((HUGS))))


                                • #17
                                  How horrific for everyone there..Iam so sorry. But maybe you being there in his final moments to help him pass over the bridge despite it being so traumatic for you helped him. Huge condolences to you. Words can never truly express the sorrow people feel in situations as this..


                                  • #18
                                    I am very sorry for the loss of your sweet boy. It just hurts to lose the ones you love...


                                    • #19
                                      I'm so sorry for your loss. Your love for him is obvious and I'm sure he knew how much he was loved. Godspeed shiloh.


                                      • #20
                                        So very sorry for your loss. Can't even imagine how traumatic that must have been foro you. HUGS.
                                        What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!