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Friday, March 18, 2011

The Gift Horse

She is gone. She passed on to where the grass is ever green on Sunday, March 13. She was 30 years old. She went peacefully and was buried in the pasture she ruled for 15 years. I feel like a huge piece of me has gone with her. I have her daughter, known as the Silly Red Filly here with me, so a part of her lives on. She changed my life, she made me understand how to communicate with horses and how to be patient and understanding. Her wisdom, strength, speed and stamina were endless. She was still competing and winning in the months before she passed. She was with me through everything, victory and defeat, joy and despair. She has always been there, a constant anchor, ready at any time to remind me that I couldn't fix everything, and that I didn't know everything. Run free my old girl, I will see you again, wait for me at the gate like you always have.



12 comments:

  1. I'm sorry for your loss! What a pretty mare she was. It sounds like she had a very long and very good life!

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  2. I'm so sorry for your loss. She sure looked like she L-O-V-E-D her work!

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  3. Awww crap. {{{hugs}}} I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  4. Oh, and the photos were taken this past October, when she was 29. Thank you everyone for your wishes.

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  5. I am so sorry. She was a lovely looking horse. It's hard to lose a beloved creature who is a member of the family. God bless.

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  6. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

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  7. I am sorry that she is gone. On the balancing side, how great that she had a good life and a peaceful death. And that you were able to enjoy each other and have fun such a short time ago.

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  8. I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful horse who had a wonderful life and friend.

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  9. So sorry..... I hope I can have as many wonderful years with mine. Peace.

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  10. So very sorry for your loss. You were blessed to have had her in your life... and she will most certainly be waiting for you over the Bridge.

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  11. It is always hard and it is never long enough.
    My condolences...

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