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post #21 of 71 Old 04-19-2011, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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I woke up this morning to be told that there had been two people apparently seen in Mitchells paddock last night around 7.30pm with lights on their heads and I thought "oh no not again, not right now" I got up to the paddock and the tape that has always been up was loose, and Mitchell wasn't in there.
The tape couldn't have gotten loose by itself because I wrapped the tape around the steel hook to electrify it, so whoever loosened it must have known how to work them without getting shocked. The fence was nearly on the ground, eventually I found Mitchell standing by one of the gates and thought oh thankgod, I can't lose him too. He let me catch him but refused to walk anywhere for me until he got the soft end of the leadrope over the bum. Thankfully he's still in one piece and so is his brand new cover.
Dad said this morning "I hope his covers still there." my reply being "Stuff the cover I hope my **** horse is still alive up there!"

That kinda reminds me of bubbles and tying up, some idiot who I will not name, tied her to a gate and waited for me, bubbles got a fright and ran backwards, snapped the steel gate hinges off and took a few steps back with the gate still attached, but didn't panic, oh how I loved her for that, she wasn't ever a bombproof horse, but she was definately not stupid.

-She also taught me that you use the bailing twine from little bails of hay not from big bales... The twine from the big bails is a lot stronger and doesn't snap under pressure. She pulled back one day and instead of the twine breaking, the entire fence did and it lifted out of the ground with me nearly getting fence wire braces. Yep, she pulled that hard... Darned horse

A week today it's been since she passed away :(

R.I.P ~ Bubbles - 25yo tb mare - 13.04.2011 ~ 8:30am ~ passed away naturally and peacefully in my arms

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post #22 of 71 Old 04-19-2011, 06:15 PM
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Hey HB, Just saw this today and I am so sorry that you lost your bubbles. Life can be very sad sometimes.
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Yeah unfortunately, all my luck seems to be turning really bad at the moment in every way, not just horses, so I think I may aswell go wrap Mitch and Gemma in cotton wool and tie them to my back door after what went on last night :\

R.I.P ~ Bubbles - 25yo tb mare - 13.04.2011 ~ 8:30am ~ passed away naturally and peacefully in my arms
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I am so very sorry for your loss. Bubbles was quite the horse.

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I just wish I could have had just 10 more minutes with her, only 10. To give her one last proper hug and tell her how much I love her. I know I can still tell her before she gets buried tonight, but it's not the same.
Bubbles didn't need those extra 10 minutes, she already knew how much you loved her.
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post #25 of 71 Old 04-21-2011, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a final video of her, but because of the song used youtube has blocked it from some countries. If you want to see it but can't then I'll do an audio swap or something.


R.I.P ~ Bubbles - 25yo tb mare - 13.04.2011 ~ 8:30am ~ passed away naturally and peacefully in my arms
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Oh I'm so sorry. She sounded like a great mare.
Hugs to you, and Mitch.
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So sorry for your loss. Loved the Memorium you wrote about her-very touching. I've lost many horses over the years & it's always tough. Healing hugs to you.Hope you feel better soon.
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post #28 of 71 Old 04-21-2011, 10:45 PM
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this made me cry, im so sorry for your loss i just recently lost the horse i learned to ride on too but he was far away and i never got to say good bye
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Thanks everyone, I'm starting to feel a bit better, I think it helps that Mitch has turned back into his cuddly self and would prefer to sit with me rather than eat grass. He followed me around the entire paddock yesterday and wouldn't let me out of it.

I want to get a cross made for bubbles' grave when I find the time.

R.I.P ~ Bubbles - 25yo tb mare - 13.04.2011 ~ 8:30am ~ passed away naturally and peacefully in my arms
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I'm so sorry but at least you were with her and you loved her dearly *hugs*

He knows when you're happy. He knows when you're comfortable. He knows when you're confident. And he always knows when you have carrots.
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