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  • Ode to an amazing horse

    My Dear Friend

    Tomorrow I will send you on a journey, a journey I cannot take with you. You will visit a beautiful farm and wll feel very tired. you will sleep deeply and when you wake, the pain in your legs and feet will be gone. You will ble able to run and play and jump. There will be green grass and big bags of pretzels.

    I cannot go where you will be, not now, but I will still love you. I will think of you so often. Every time I do, you will know. You will have the same feeling then as you have had when I appear at the barn door. You have made me a better person while you were always the best of friends. Every time I think of how confident I felt when I looked between those ears, you will know that you are loved and trusted.

    Your kind heart touched many people who never thought that a horse could be a real individual. My son will miss you, since to him you are "horse." I would do anything to just once gallop down to the single oxer looking through the black tips of those little attentive brown ears.

    I will come find you when I cross that bridge. Your bright eyes will be easy to find.

    Sleep well, beautiful friend...
    F O.B
    Resident racing historian ~~~ Re-riders Clique
    Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique

  • #2
    That is beautiful. Godspeed.
    McDowell Racing Stables

    Home Away From Home


    • #3
      Sad, beautiful, go in peace to that new place.


      • #4
        Thank you for a beautiful tribute. Fare thee well!


        • #5
          I would like to think I will die an heroic death...

          But it's more likely I'll trip over my dog and choke on a spoonful of frosting.


          • #6
            Hugs and godspeed.


            • #7
              now I am crying... Godspeed and hugs to you.


              • #8
                What a beautiful tribute. They give so much to us. Godspeed.


                • #9
                  Oh, Linny, such a lovely tribute speaks volumes about your partnership. Great big COTH hugs to you in the coming days and years while the memories live on.


                  • #10
                    Oh Linny, I'm so sorry. That was a lovely tribute to a good and faithful friend who will live in your heart until you, too, cross that bridge.
                    If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
                    Desmond Tutu


                    • #11
                      That's exactly what I was doing as I read your tribute.

                      Linny, That was touching, lovely, fitting, and truly beautiful. I imagine most of us have been in your shoes and not wanting to lose our friends but knowing it's best for them, even though it hurts us.

                      Yes, I'm also waiting to go over the bridge to see a number of horses, dogs and cats. I certainly hope to see some that I didn't own but certainly have known over the years-some from the '60's no less. I know I'll recognize them as they won't have changed from the time I knew them.

                      I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people...I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.


                      • #12
                        Linny, a lovely, heartfelt tribute to a horse who is obviously much loved.

                        My most heartfelt condolences on the loss of your precious, special companion.

                        He'll be in fine company while he waits for you, never fear.
                        Homeopathy claims water can cure you since it once held medicine. That's like saying you can get sustenance from an empty plate because it once held food.


                        • #13
                          ((((hugs)))) to you and your son on this tough day.


                          • #14
                            I just wish they could ALL go this way--loved, quiet, peaceful, painless and respectful.

                            Every day with my retirees, I'm mindful of those equally deserving ones who are not fortunate. Especially with awareness now elevated after one too many Off Course threads.

                            Doing the right thing is just that--righteous.


                            • #15
                              Linny, that was an amazing tribute to a much loved friend and partner. I will be thinking of you and your horse tomorrow...


                              • #16
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                                • #17
                                  A touching tribute to your much-loved companion. Am so very sorry for this loss and hope you will be able to take comfort from the good life you gave your "beautiful friend." Until you are reunited....


                                  • #18
                                    Oh Linny

                                    Godspeed to a dear horse, and standing ovation for a true horsewoman.


                                    • #19
                                      (((HUGS))) to you Linny.
                                      It is never easy.
                                      As Peter, Paul, and Mary say, a dragon lives forever.


                                      • #20
                                        Godspeed and hugs....that was beautiful!!!!