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post #1 of 5 Old 03-28-2010, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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coping ?

hey . i dont know how many of you knew how i was IN LOVE with a for sale rescue. but ive been caring for her and riding her for the last year. and while i was in boston she got sold behind my back. ive beeen crying for the last 4 days , i could make an ocean. she was the only horse i had a connection with.

;; any waay . i wanted to know how you all cope when you loose a horse. ?

Lola Luffnangle. <3 Heres to forever!
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-28-2010, 07:58 PM
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I say "hmm that's too bad. Next?". There will be other horses and you will get over her. Stay busy and put the efort your wasting crying into another horse.

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post #3 of 5 Old 03-28-2010, 08:15 PM
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Try to not think about it. Yeah, it's too bad, but there's always going to be another horse, like kevin said. If it's meant to be, you might end up running into the horse again in a couple years, you never know. Everything happens.
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-29-2010, 02:04 AM
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Glad to see Kevin is being sensitive to people's emotional struggles as usual =P

Well essentially I agree with what he's saying..though there are a little bit nicer ways to say it. It's hard to see past it when you get so attached, but a new horse WILL soon come into your life and help you recover from this loss.
In the meantime it's best to keep yourself and your mind busy and maybe begin trying to search for a new horse. I'm sure that even though this mare was sold under less-than-kind circumstances, she is probably in a good, loving home..and that gives you a chance to give ANOTHER beautiful horse a chance at a good home.

Good luck =) I hope that you feel better soon
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-29-2010, 09:19 AM
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While it's tough to see a horse you love go, (esp if you were gone when it left and didn't get to say goodbye) think about the big picture for this horse. She was rescued from a bad situation, she was brought in and lovingly taken care of, and now she has a home. That's what a rescue does. It sounds like you did your part well so be proud of the hard work you put in, grateful for the love you were able to give her, and happy she now has a home that will love her. There's another horse out there that is needing the same love and attention you gave this previous horse. How would I cope? Take another day or two to mourn if you need it (yes, you can mourn the loss of a horse that didn't die), and the move on to the next that needs you.
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