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THIS IT BE RIGHT, a little reminder

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  • Original Poster

    Thanks, you guys

    I knew you'd understand. Amazing how a photo can cause such a wild swirl of emotions, isn't it? So often I'll still think "Oh, I must tell Millie," and then realize that she's no longer here. Do you know she never saw the www in action through a computer, but she saw the results of the COTH BB time and again and met quite a few members.


    • #22
      *raises a drink to good horses and good friends*


      A Wandering Albertan - NEW Africa travel blog!


      • #23
        Wonderful photo and story. Thanks for sharing.
        The Evil Chem Prof


        • #24
          An elegant woman and her classy horse. Doesn't get any more beautiful then that . . .
          \"Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it.\" Anne of Green Gables


          • #25
            Thanks for sharing both story and such an emotion filled photo.


            • #26
              Who ever out there thinks that beauty belongs just to the young is out of their cotton-pickin' mind. The beauty of that snap is not only in every line...of each...but also comes from within.

              "We each owe a death..." and HOW we arrive at that destination, whether King or pauper, is another matter completely. I just hope, and pray, it will be close to where Millie and Copper were when their picture was taken.

              Thanks, Coreene ... it's a wonderful gift you've shared.
              "For God hates utterly
              The bray of bragging tongues."
              Sophocles, Antigone Spoken by the Leader of the Chorus of Theban Elders


              • #27
                Lovely story, Coreene. Thank you for sharing. The respect, love, and compassion for her horse just shines out. A lesson for us all.
                "My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." ~ Jack Layton


                • #28
                  Wow, what a stunning picture. I can only hope, one day, 50 years from now there is a similiar picture of me and my horse.
                  Never Ride Faster Than Your Guardian Angel Can Fly
                  Way Back Texas~04/20/90-09/17/08
                  Green Alligator "Captain"


                  • #29
                    Very moving story & photo. Thank you.

                    What a gift those two must have been. I can only imagine the wonderful memories and the Kodak Moments of the heart. Those lovely things that live inside us where we can revisit them from time to time.

                    They were quite fortunate to have had you in their lives Coreene! As are many others!
                    Be kind to the animals for they are the True Innocents!
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                    • #30
                      What a lovely photo and even more lovely story, Coreene. Thank you for sharing. This old battle axe sniffled a little, and I don't do that often.....
                      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.


                      • #31
                        What an inspiration. She is riding both of them as fast as they can go now.
                        McDowell Racing Stables

                        Home Away From Home


                        • #32
                          Just a truly touching story and tribute. I hope one day, when i am gone, someone sees that kind of beauty. I hope I leave friends like you behind. Yes, I will.
                          Our horses are not seen as the old and disabled they may have become, but rather as the mighty steeds they once believed themselves to be.

                          Sunkissed Acres Rescue and Retirement


                          • #33
                            Love that picture of the two of them together in the stall. It is a special place and I am so happy to be there. I'm sure Millie and Copper would approve.


                            • #34
                              coreene, thanks so much for sharing that lovely story and that lovely pair. we should all be so lucky to have lived so long and so well.
                              "The Threat of Internet Ignorance: ... we are witnessing the rise of an age of equestrian disinformation, one where a trusting public can graze on nonsense packaged to look like fact."-LRG-AF


                              • Original Poster

                                Willem also owes her a large debt of gratitude

                                She saw his Thousand Yard Stare and raised the alarm. I got there, saw it too, called the vet and then said to Millie "No heroics, we're done." Very matter of fact shes said "Welll of course. This it be right." A very warm ray of sunshine from a true horsewoman. A toast to all our gallant friends!


                                • #36
                                  I want to be Millie when I grow up. Get older actively and gracefully, and go down swinging.


                                  • #37
                                    That is a beautiful photo, Coreene. Thanks for sharing her story.
                                    Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                                    Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                                    -Rudyard Kipling


                                    • #38
                                      Originally posted by Coreene View Post
                                      A toast to all our gallant friends!
                                      And a toast to you for sharing -- the photo, the story, Willem, everything.

                                      Thanks, Coreene.
                                      "... if you think i'm MAD, today, of all days,
                                      the best day in ten years,
                                      you are SORELY MISTAKEN, MY LITTLE ANCHOVY."