For anyone who has never lost a horse/friend/partner... it is the hardest thing you will ever have to go through. It is the same to me as losing a family member or loved one. My gelding Festus was trajically taken from me almost a month ago now and I still have not come to terms with it. Someone I believed to be a dear friend to me and was supposed to be taking care of him for the winter while I am in a different province ar school, decided she could no longer make that commitment and took him to a sale where he was sold for meat... all behind my back. I called when I heard to try to buy him back and I didnt care the price. I was most definitely too late. It breaks my heart and I will never forget Festus. He was one of a kind. The kind of horse you will only own one of in a lifetime. He was perfect. From his gentle and kind personality to his big donkey face haha he was my gorgeous boy. I will miss going out to see him and him putting the whole weight of his head against my chest and snuggling in there for as long as I would let him. He had so much life left and the guilt I have will stay with me through the rest of mine.
R.I.P. Festus.. You were my boy, I love and miss you.
"Next to every mans footprint, there is a hoof print."