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        03-08-2013, 11:42 PM
      #191
    Trained
    Oh my god I'm so sorry D: it's so unfair!

    Only the best are taken from us before their time. I know that doesn't make the pain any less but you will in time be able to look back and remember the good times, not just the pain. The pain may never fully go away, but you will get stronger, and it will get less. Time heals all wounds.

    We all are here for you.

    Having a bracelet made from his hair is a wonderful idea, I will be having one made from each of my horses' hair [I want Magic's mane because it has all the pretty colours in it but that may not be long enough] when I have some spare money because I know that the last time I lost a horse it wasn't until months later that I even thought about wanting some of his hair for a bracelet or a pendant [I've seen them made into necklaces so that's an option for shorter tails or for mane hair].

    It's two years now since I lost Latte and I still think of him often but I remember him fondly, the pain is gone or at least almost gone. The videos I have of us together are hard to watch because it's embarrassing how bad of a rider I was, not because it's hard to watch him and know I'll never see him in person again.
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        03-09-2013, 12:06 AM
      #192
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    Originally Posted by blue eyed pony    
    It's two years now since I lost Latte and I still think of him often but I remember him fondly, the pain is gone or at least almost gone. The videos I have of us together are hard to watch because it's embarrassing how bad of a rider I was, not because it's hard to watch him and know I'll never see him in person again.
    That's good BEP, my mare Bubbles passed away 2 years ago this april in my arms and I have some of her tail and mane but I still find it hard to even look at it or touch it because it reminds me of that day watching her fade in my arms, and that really hurts. I haven't gotten it made into anything yet but I will one day.
    Everybody grieves differently though, and apparently my grief takes a lot longer than some.
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        03-09-2013, 01:35 AM
      #193
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by HollyBubbles    
    That's good BEP, my mare Bubbles passed away 2 years ago this april in my arms and I have some of her tail and mane but I still find it hard to even look at it or touch it because it reminds me of that day watching her fade in my arms, and that really hurts. I haven't gotten it made into anything yet but I will one day.
    Everybody grieves differently though, and apparently my grief takes a lot longer than some.
    It took me a long time to be able to think of him without crying, and I have a little bit of his mane that I still can't look at, but yes, grief is different for everyone.

    My point is, it's normal to feel crushed and absolutely devastated, and the best thing you can do is have a real good cry and let it out. Holding the sadness inside and controlling your tears will prolong your grief and that is how grief turns into depression. If you can let it out, cry on someone's shoulder, think about him, talk about him, feel that pain and let it swallow you for a while, you will come out the other side. People say life goes on, be strong, etc blah blah blah, but I've found if you give yourself a good two or three weeks, or even a month, to really just feel it and let it out, you'll be able to let go in time. If you hold it inside yourself and don't let yourself feel, you can never really let go.

    It was so hard for me to use Latte's halter after I lost him, and it took me a good year and a half to even be able to bring myself to look at it [and I bawled my eyes out!], but using it again, on Monty, was what in the end allowed me to let go. I still miss him but letting Latte go went a long way to healing the hole in my heart where he used to be.
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        03-09-2013, 02:40 AM
      #194
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    I am so sorry for your loss. It is especially heartbreaking because of the struggles you have endured in trying to get him better. He was very blessed to have you. You did everything you could to help him get better when there was hope and were kind enough to let him go when there wasn't any. You did everything right.

    Unless you are lucky enough to have a circle of friends that love animals as you do, then it can be really hard to express your grief to those around you. Feel free to come here and talk about things as you need to. We can relate to and understand the grief that comes with losing a beloved pet.

    Hugs to you.
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        03-09-2013, 02:43 AM
      #195
    Trained
    I have been following Robbie's progress and waiting for the time when he was out of his bandages and galloping soundly. He is now, up in the pasture of clouds, with the rest of the beloved herd. I am sorry he left you so soon, condolences.
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        03-30-2013, 08:43 PM
      #196
    Yearling
    I realize this hasn't been updated for awhile, but I hope that you've been able to move closer to some sort of an acceptance. As many have said, it's a long and hard road, one that I still go down at times, but the one thing that has gotten me this far is reminding myself that she would want me to be happy with my life and that she knew I loved her to the end. It took me almost two months to even realize that she was actually gone, but I still haven't come to completely and totally accept it.

    I know that I was filled with so many emotions for months, I still am, and there were times when I went from being fine to being an emotional wreck. I don't think you've posted the exact circumstances surrounding it, but having also lost a horse in a traumatic way, I can somewhat empathize. It only magnifies the pain you go through and I can only imagine how much you continue to hurt over Robbie, and that's understandable. There will always be the 'what ifs', I always have to remind myself that, at the time, I had no idea what was about to happen. You both shared a bond that some people can only wish for, from what I gathered in your posts. Robbie was one lucky horse, and I'm sure he's with you every step of the way.

    I hope you didn't mind me bringing this back up, but I just wanted to let you know that there are still people thinking about you.
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        03-30-2013, 08:45 PM
      #197
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    Beautiful post Jore.

    Blush has asked me to post her story for her. I am just waiting for her to revise a bit of it, but I will share the whole thing when I have it. I will tell you right now though. It is down right awful and could have been very easily avoided.
         
        03-30-2013, 08:53 PM
      #198
    Yearling
    I can only imagine how awful, I know that Indie's death was unbelievably traumatizing for me... one of those moments that goes by in slow motion. But to have it happen to a horse you have such a bond with is a heart-wrenching, horrible experience that I couldn't wish upon anyone. And to have read how much dedication and love Blush showed Robbie, it's heartbreaking. Every horse deserves to have someone love them that much, and Blush, in my eyes, was all that and more. I'm sure Indie and Robbie are up there causing a ruckus.
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        03-31-2013, 02:23 AM
      #199
    Green Broke
    I had missed this before. Blush I am so very sorry. While I don't know your circumstances I understand what it is like to fight for a horse for months, only to lose them.

    April last year my old man Kody severed his lateral extensor on his right hind. 3 months in to healing, he was pasture sound and happy. Until he succumbed to colic.

    And in November my heart horse put himself through a fence and completely shredded his left hind leg. A month in to the healing process, I was bringing him in for dinner when he got caught up on the gate. I tried to help him, but eventually he brought the gate down on top of his right hind leg. It broke right in front of me.

    I'm not posting this for sympathy. I'm posting so you know that you are not alone. There are many of us who have felt the indescribable pain that you are feeling. We don't all feel it the same, but we do feel it.

    It's been 3 months since I said goodbye to Rex and his halter still hangs under his name in the shed. I avoid looking at it whenever I am in there as the dust collecting on it from lack of use rips my heart out every time.

    So much love being sent your way and please if you need to talk we are all hear to listen.
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        03-31-2013, 02:51 AM
      #200
    Yearling
    I want to cry. I read the post about him healing and thought he was going to be fine. I am so sorry. (((hugs)))
         

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