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Another old man crosses the Bridge

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  • Another old man crosses the Bridge

    Playboy Nuzzle Muzzle, my 36 year old ASB was put to sleep today. Overnight he had become cast in his stall. My son and two of his friends helped my husband and me get him up, but he couldn't stay up. The vet came out and said it was time. It's so hard to loose a horse you've had for 33 years. He was my college graduation present from me to me. No job, lots of dreams and optimism, and $250 well spent dollars. He was sweet and loveable. He had the biggest spook of any horse, but he didn't mean it in a bad way. He was always there for me, and at times we shared a beer and tears. I hope he's running and grazing with his girlfriend Ginger whom he hasn't seen in many years. It was time, but it wasn't time.

    Love you, PB.
    It's 2020. Do you know where your old horse is?

  • #2
    What a loving, lovely tribute, pony4me. You were so lucky to have each other for all of those years. I'm very sure that Ginger was right there waiting for him at the Bridge.
    If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
    Desmond Tutu


    • #3
      Warmest wishes to you, and godspeed, PB. There's a cute little blonde mare waiting to greet you at the gate!
      Take care,
      Founder of the I LOFF my worrywart TB clique!
      Official member of the "I Sing Silly Songs to My Animals!" Clique


      • #4
        Gives me sad goose bumps everytime I see/read yet another one of our beloved's had passed away. So sorry for your loss but so happy you had your PB for 33 years That's a ton of fun memories to always hold near. RIP PB!

        Say hi to Bob and Lucky PB.


        • #5
          Sending the biggest condolences I can!!! What a fantastic tribute for a wonderful 33 years of owning him.....I loved reading it, and it brought tears to my eyes. I know many great ones were there waiting for him including my guy that I owned for 20 years!! Hugs!!!

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          • #6
            I'm so sorry for your unexpected loss. I hope you find comfort in your many years' worth of memories together.

            A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

            Might be a reason, never an excuse...


            • #7
              So sorry for your loss ~ thoughts and prayers for all who knew Playboy. RIP PB ~ knowing you were and always will be loved.
              Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


              • #8
                What a lucky horse to have spent so many wonderful years with someone who clearly adored him. They should all be so loved.

                Hugs to you and Godspeed to your boy.
                We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.


                • #9
                  Godspeed, congratulations on a life well lived. I hope my old guy makes it as far as yours, that is an inspiration.
                  McDowell Racing Stables

                  Home Away From Home


                  • #10
                    It's never time, but it was time. He's in good company up there -- my old broodmare crossed in late november -- wasn't time for her, either, but it was ... she would not have wintered well. Your buddy's young again and waiting. Hugs to you.
                    " ...the mist parted, and there was a green land under a swift sunrise." J.R.R. Tolkien, Return of the King


                    • #11
                      So sorry for the sudden loss of your pal.


                      • #12
                        Hugs from VA - what a lucky horse he was to be loved by you for so many years!
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                        • #13
                          Godspeed PNM over the Bridge--what a wonderful life you two had and how lucky he was as well as you. They live a big hole in your heart but sounds like you have more than enough memories to help fill it. Hugs!


                          • #14
                            Very sorry for your loss.


                            • #15
                              Such a beautiful tribute, and "It was time, but it wasn't time" -- truer words were never spoken. My deepest condolences on the loss of your boy.
                              In memory of Rebuff (1974-2009)

                              Rest in peace, my sweet man


                              • #16
                                I'm so sorry to hear your news. My condolences.


                                • #17
                                  So very sorry for your loss. May your happy memories give you some comfort.


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by pony4me View Post
                                    It was time, but it wasn't time.
                                    I have never heard the sentiment expressed quite so perfectly. How lucky you were to have him for 33 years - and how lucky was he! I am so sorry for your loss.
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                                    • #19
                                      You both were so blessed to have found eachother. Godspeed to your old man. Lord knows he's in good company up there.


                                      • #20
                                        what a lucky boy to be so loved. i am so sorry for your loss.