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post #21 of 31 Old 12-24-2012, 11:16 AM
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That was beautiful, HC, I choked up and got more than one tear in my eye reading. So many hugs, love.
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post #22 of 31 Old 12-24-2012, 12:10 PM
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Thank you for that. Beautiful words that brought tears down my face. Again I am very sorry that you lost Rex. What a wonderful boy!

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post #23 of 31 Old 12-25-2012, 09:13 AM
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I am so very sorry for your loss... my heart breaks for you. RIP Rex you were a gorgeous boy!
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post #24 of 31 Old 12-25-2012, 11:37 AM
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I am so very, very sorry. I can't even begin to imagine how horrible it must have been. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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post #25 of 31 Old 12-26-2012, 01:38 AM
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I'm sorry for your loss, he was a good lookin boy.

Being horseless is the pits!!
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post #26 of 31 Old 12-27-2012, 04:46 AM Thread Starter
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Just remembering back to before we even purchased Rexy. I remember when I was looking through ads I was particularly interested in clydie x's, not greys, not thoroughbreds.

I remember scrolling through the classifieds site having done a search for horses 16-17hh, scrolling past countless horses that didn't fit my criteria. Then saw Rex's ad. Here's this big grey, thoroughbred, exactly what I wasn't looking for, but something made me click it. I read it, closed it, opened it again, re-read it and took down the number.

I called later that day and spoke to his then owner. She told me that unfortunately, she had somebody coming to see him the next day who had said they were bringing a float so there was a good possibility he was already sold. She said she would give me a call if for some reason it fell through. I hadn't even met him yet and I was pretty devastated.

The next day I missed a call. K left a message saying the other people had not showed up. Rexy was still there and if I was still interested to give her a call back. I called her back as soon as I'd heard the end of the message and arranged to go meet him. The rest as I said in my last post is history.

There was something about that horse, somehow he was meant to be a part of my life.

The hurt hasn't lessened yet, but I am starting to be able to function again. I wish people could understand though that Rex wasn't JUST a horse. No horse is ever JUST a horse, but Rex...there just aren't good enough words for him. I spent christmas day with DH's family and had several people say things like "lost another one hey?" and then proceed to tell me not to get upset when the tears came. I know that no harm was intended, they just truly don't understand. It doesn't stop the "callousness" from cutting to the bone though.

I have spent a little time with the other horses both this evening and yesterday evening, hosing them off after the hot days. I feel disconnected from them at the moment. I function on autopilot when I am out with them and because of that I don't trust myself to actually handle them yet. Baby steps I guess.

Trojan 09.11.02 - 26.10.10 // Kody 01.09.89-25.06.12 // Rex 05.11.95-21.12.12
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post #27 of 31 Old 12-27-2012, 05:52 AM
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Oh Hc, my heart is just broken for you. Keep coming here and talking and getting support. If you were here in person I know this forum would hug you and hold your hand every step of the way. I'm sure that does very little to ease your pain right now, but know that you're not alone.
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post #28 of 31 Old 12-27-2012, 04:29 PM
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I feel your devastation-that picture you posted here of him is so breathtaking beautiful. He certainly had that noble look, but in other pics a hint of deviltry. I wish you could have had him longer,enjoyed many more miles on him,whatifs really don't help...glad you are starting to get out among the others a bit. Take your time-grief takes however long it takes. A big gentle cyber hug coming your way.
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post #29 of 31 Old 12-27-2012, 04:43 PM
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I wish people could understand though that Rex wasn't JUST a horse. No horse is ever JUST a horse, but Rex...there just aren't good enough words for him.
Just a Horse

From time to time, people tell me, “lighten up, it’s just a horse,” or,”that’s a lot of money for just a horse”.

They don’t understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for “just a horse.”

Some of my proudest moments have come about with “just a horse.”

Many hours have passed and my only company was “just a horse,” but I did not once feel slighted.

Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by “just a horse,” and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of “just a horse” gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.

If you too, think it’s “just a horse,” then you will probably understand phrases like “just a friend,” “just a sunrise,” or “just a promise.”

“Just a horse” brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy.

“Just a horse” brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person.

Because of “just a horse” I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.

So for me and folks like me, it’s not “just a horse” but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.

“Just a horse” brings out what’s good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.

I hope that someday they can understand that it’s not “just a horse”, but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being “just a woman.”

So the next time you hear the phrase “just a horse” just smile, because they “just” don’t understand.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
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post #30 of 31 Old 12-30-2012, 02:39 AM
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I am so very sorry for your loss. I lost my horse to colic last month and he was my best friend and I know what you are going through. He was very beautiful.

R.I.P Duke <3
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