I lost a horse 20 months ago and only removed his picture from my profile in Facebook a week ago and finally replaced it with the horse I brought home two months later. Almost wish I hadn't as it feels like bad karma that I put up the horse's pic and then lost him two days ago. We feel the pain of the loss and we all grieve in different ways. When I lost a mare better than 10 years ago now, I came very close to giving up riding and I mean to the point I sold, donated or threw out everything. I managed two years and then had to get back; I missed horses too much. I once told a friend of mine that getting bitten by the horse bug (as in unable to be without them) is a terminal disease. They are never out of our hearts.