R.I.P my sweet sweet Boo. This morning we laid to rest one of the most amazing horses I've ever had the pleasure and honour to ride and know. Starting his life as a race horse in Mexico moving on to eventing the upper levels then coming to be a school horse in our barn. Over the last 14 years he has taught many people to ride. He taught me the fine art of riding a medal class. Taught me how to properly ride the bigger jumper classes. Taught me how to hang on and rate my pace cross country. And taught me how to just have fun.
Over the years he has taken many riders through the levels.
I am going to miss his nicker in the morning. I am going to miss him letting himself in the barn every day at noon for his hay cubes... I am going to miss everything. This has been a real hard loss but it was for the best.
Boo has been uncomfortable for awhile now and couldn't keep weight on. He was having a hard time as the weather has gotten colder. His legs were starting to swell and he would stand slightly parked out. But I choose not to remember him like that. I will remember him as the horse who's eyes would light up when he saw a jump. The horse who would get excited when he knew he was going for a ride.
I held him until his very last breath as he slowly slipped away. He is buried beside the outdoor ring where he was the happiest.
R.I.P my sweet sweet boy. I will forever love you and hold you in my heart. I miss you already.
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