My dearest Sable passed two weeks ago from old age, he made it to 25 years old and im very happy for him. He didnt die painfully or anything else which puts peace in my heart because this old boy has been very sick more then once. He had severe arthritus and I had to retire him from riding last year. He loved riding, he just wasnt the same once I retired him. My cousin passed away last month also and she absolutely adored him, so I hope they will keep eachother company and now that they're both in heaven she can ride him and love him and they will both run free.
Sable was the first horse that was really mine, my family rescued him from an auction eleven years ago. I got him three years ago when my best friend passed away. He filled part of the hole that she left. He was my best friend for all the years that I knew him and our bond became tighter and unbreakable when he became mine. We competed in gymkhanas mostly and games days, but our favorite thing to do was take long trail rides, go swimming or take sunset rides.
He will be missed by everyone a great deal but I know in my heart that he will be happy and will run pain free. When I think of all the fun times we had together it puts a smile on my face, like the time I fell asleep in his stall and he ate my hair... boy was I mad when I woke up and had a bob he was such a ham too, getting into trouble or just being a total goof.
So Sable I will love you forever boy, thank you for being there for me when I was down or just needed someone to talk to. I hope now you will run pain free and can be your old self again!
R.I.P. Sable, the 14.2 hand bay, with the long face <3