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post #1 of 7 Old 11-09-2009, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Jersey Girl <3

Jersey girl was my pony, she was 13.2hh Quarter pony.

She hated everyone, it took so much work and time to make her love me. But once she did...we were inseperable. She taught me everything. She was the first horse I could acctually trust. She resnted the bit...so she was ridden with only a halter and lead rope. We rarely ever used a saddle, there was no need.
She made me so happy...
You never knew what she was going to do, one munute shhe was an angel...the next I was on the ground. But I never got mad because everytime she saw me on the ground she would bob her head and walk over to me and start grazing. It was the cutest thing. All my friends thought she was evil....she would pin her ears and try to bite them, then I walk over to her and tell her to knock it off and she would be fine. She hated pink mint candies...but loved carrots and cookies.
I remember how afraid I was to canter her...we spent one year without cantering...but I didnt even want to canter.
The first time I cantered her was bareback.
She hated to jump. She would refuse. She also hated water on trails she would do anything (including rub me off on a tree) to get around them,
But yet she drank from puddles. She liked to go ahead of everyone on the trails.
She got awful arthritis...so bad she limped when she walked.
The day we put her down was the saddest thing I have ever been through.
My mom said we should go out and do something and not be there...but I knew Jersey would want me there even if it put me through such pain.
So I stayed and walked her out to near her burial hole. The last thing I ever said to her was "Love you pony".
I cried my heart out. For hours and days. It is a thing I will never forget...i will never 'get over it' like some people say you will. Its too hard to let go of something so wonderful.

Thank you so much for reading this.

VB

I was a dreamer
Before you went and let me down.
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post #2 of 7 Old 11-10-2009, 12:39 PM
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aww! Feel better!
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post #3 of 7 Old 11-10-2009, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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thank you thunderhooves....

I was a dreamer
Before you went and let me down.
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post #4 of 7 Old 11-11-2009, 09:43 AM
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I am sorry for your loss VB.
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post #5 of 7 Old 11-15-2009, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you also...

I was a dreamer
Before you went and let me down.
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post #6 of 7 Old 11-15-2009, 08:47 PM
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I know the feeling. Doesnt get easier per see, but the more time you have the more you look back and reflect, and realize what you did was for the best.
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post #7 of 7 Old 11-16-2009, 12:55 PM
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i will never 'get over it' like some people say you will.
Who says that? Certainly no one who has ever owned and loved an animal.

You won't 'get over it', but you'll learn to live with it.

It's been 2 years and 5 months since I had to put down the best horse in the world. We were together for 21 years, and I still miss him every day.

I can now talk about him with smiles instead of tears, but there are times when it feels as if I just lost him.

I wear a bracelet made with his tail hair so I can feel that a part of him is always with me.

You'll love other animals and enjoy life again, and that's the way it's supposed to be. You can't shut out the world forever, nor should you try.

We are made to love and be loved, and there are plenty more animals and people out there upon which to lavish attention and affection.
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