When we allow ourselves to fall in love with horses that arent ours, we need to be ready for the heart break that fallows. And it will happen, sooner or later. I know from experience, and I understand the heart ache absolutely, totally, two hundred percent. Before Cricket, I had never had the experience of being able to fall in love with my own horse. Every horse I had ever swung a leg over was someone elses, and they've all be taken away from me.
I fell in love with my trainers two mustangs, and when they left I cried for weeks. I thought I would never love again, but I promise you that you will. You'll find a great horse that you can pour all of your heart into and then get back what you gave 100 percent, and then some. It will happen, don't doubt it.
"I was eight years old, and I've never forgotten her face when she told me about watching you ride. She told me she saw you, and your horse was dancing in the moonlight."
-- A.C. Crispin's "Sylvester"