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post #11 of 27 Old 11-21-2011, 11:02 PM
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I'm so sorry to hear that.
Big hugs for you, it'll all get better soon, promise :)

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post #12 of 27 Old 11-21-2011, 11:21 PM
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So sorry for your loss.. ((hugs)) don't hold the tears back, you're going through a hard time.
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post #13 of 27 Old 11-22-2011, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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thank you so much everyone
the tears have been flowing non stop
i as well as my family, friends, lesson kids, and the horse community around my house are devastated
especially my one lesson girl who has loved and rode him all show season is equally as crushed
my neighbors probably think a person has died because we have been getting visitors, flowers, and fruit baskets sent to our house
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post #14 of 27 Old 11-22-2011, 04:38 PM
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*Hugs* I am extremely sorry for your loss. Prayers sent your way.

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post #15 of 27 Old 11-22-2011, 07:40 PM
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So very sorry for your loss.
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post #16 of 27 Old 11-22-2011, 11:02 PM
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So sorry about your loss-he was a beautiful horse & looks like he was loved by many. I hope you will open your heart to another though & give a chance to another horse that may need you when the time comes.
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post #17 of 27 Old 11-22-2011, 11:13 PM
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He had a great home and a great life, just think of all the great things you have accomplished. Better yet, right them down on here, it will make you feel better.
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post #18 of 27 Old 11-23-2011, 09:50 PM
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A very lucky horse to have you love him as you did. Condolences.
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post #19 of 27 Old 11-24-2011, 02:31 AM
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I'm so sorry for your loss, he was gorgeous.

Being horseless is the pits!!
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post #20 of 27 Old 11-26-2011, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by caseymyhorserocks View Post
He had a great home and a great life, just think of all the great things you have accomplished. Better yet, right them down on here, it will make you feel better.
i've been thinking for days of how to respond to this without underwriting or overwriting about him
and so i will try;

like anyone or animal, there are good times and there are bad times
and that horse and i have had our battles, our heartfelt moments, he has seen me at my worst, at my best, we have watched each other grow, and tackled every new obstacle together
i got him by accident, and 10 years later i can say that it was just a blessed miracle that the original horse we went to buy got sold just as we pulled up

comet split starlite, had no name at the time, was scared of humans, and had so many health problems
he was a complete untouched blank slate
we had to keep him at the seller for a month to give us enough time to halter break him, and bring him home
i didn't know what i was getting myself into being inexperienced and only 12 at the time and neither did my family

i was mocked, especially by my trainer
but i went down every day for years rain, snow, or blistering heat to take care of my new precious baby
i went to my trainer with every question i had and read up on books to further my intelligence

as the years went on, we both grew up, and more experienced
and as years went on the mockery turned into appreciation and honor
he went from a blank slate to being extremely versatile
that horse could literally do anything from driving a cart to western pleasure to games to jumping
as the years went on we only became closer and our love attracted a lot of attention
I met so many beautiful people wherever we went that have still stuck by my side so many years later just because of him
And trust me we went everywhere
As the years windled down we went to 4-h shows, breed shows, camping trips, fairs, and rode in parades
But 2009-2010 we did take a break from all the shows and traveling
It was becoming too much and we both needed to just enjoy riding without being judged

as time passed people came to me asking me to ride their horses, proposed job offerings which included training race horses (which i did for four years)
at the age of 20 I became a lesson instructor and let my lesson children ride him
and I can say it was the proudest moment watching my first lesson child ride around the arena on comet
my creation, my teacher, my learner, my best friend
he was there when i needed him the most during my mom’s divorce (two of them), bad break ups, and lonely days
always there to take me for a good ride and would let me hug him and cry without so much as shifting his weight

this is becoming longer than I intended
I could write an entire book on everything that we accomplished, all the lives that we touched, and the love that we shared together
I am just so thankful that 2011 we gave it our all
I showed comet the entire season, along with my lesson girl, for the first time in 2 years and we were better and more refreshed than ever
January is the year end award banquet and it is going to be very tough accepting those awards for the time last time without him
I will never find another horse like him but I hope I can love one just as much when the time is right
I plan to find a young jet black horse to train, and when I come back, I am coming back into the game hard
For now I am taking a break from riding and working with the horses and just taking care of myself
Until we meet again my beloved friend, until we meet again<3
May 6, 2000-November 20, 2011
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