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post #1 of 16 Old 11-07-2013, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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galloping the big cross country course in the sky

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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post #2 of 16 Old 11-07-2013, 01:36 PM
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So sorry for your loss. Huggs.
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post #3 of 16 Old 11-07-2013, 02:23 PM
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I'm so sorry :(

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post #4 of 16 Old 11-07-2013, 02:35 PM
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Sounds like he left his hoofprints on many hearts-so sorry for your loss.
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post #5 of 16 Old 11-07-2013, 03:32 PM
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He sounds like a very special horse. You are in my thoughts, and I am so sorry for your loss.

You should post some pics :')

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post #6 of 16 Old 11-07-2013, 03:40 PM
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So sorry for your loss
I will say to you something that was recently written on a card to us
'He knew love because of you'
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post #7 of 16 Old 11-07-2013, 03:42 PM
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So sorry for your loss, bless you for walking him to the bridge before he was to bad, it takes courage to give that last gift.
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post #8 of 16 Old 11-07-2013, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone. I will post pics tomorrow when I am not such a mess. I went back to the barn tonight to clean Mares stall and change her blankets and I burst into tears walking by Boos stall. I went to get hay for Mare and there was some of Boos second cut hay in the hay stall and I started blubbering like a baby. This hurts so bad. I don't even know what to do with myself.

I've had a migraine all day from crying. I took a morphine this afternoon and took a nap and all I could dream about was Boo and the sound when he was rolled into his grave. All I could picture was him laying there as he slipped away from me.

I know this is the best thing. I know we did what was best for him as it would have been cruel to keep him alive. But it doesn't make it any easier. I miss him so much.
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post #9 of 16 Old 11-07-2013, 09:58 PM
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So sorry for your loss. I know that sounds trite, but really, I can imagine how sad it must be, and I am sorry you are feeling such a heavy loss. But, it also sounds like that horse had a good life! And you described it well, so you'll remember it well.
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post #10 of 16 Old 11-11-2013, 08:35 AM
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I usually don't come on here, because I hate hearing of all the terrible losses, but I was in a depro mood today and decided to do it.

Then I clicked on your thread and my heart is breaking for you, really. But no worries, it will get better. It always does, and he'll always stay with you. Always, I promise.
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