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        05-29-2010, 04:08 PM
    . : iHeard a VOICE : . || Freddy's Farewell

    If you remember, I took a near-fatal fall from my old lease, Freddy, in late January. We had been thinking about find new horses to lease since the beginning of Winter, but never really got around to it. But with the events that took place (myself falling off of Freddy, and my sister's kick in the head from another horse), we really took a step back and figured we had to move on.
    Freddy influenced more than two years of my riding career, and I don't think I will ever forget him. If I make it to the top, I know I will look back and say, "Remember Freddy?"

    From the video description:
    ((See the Freddy videos at my old channel: PinknessXLee))

    Sometimes in life, we meet a being that leaves a permanent imprint on us. Freddy was one of those beings. He helped me to realise my dreams, my path.
    He was that and more. My teacher, my judge, my best friend, my worst enemy. He was my greatest joy and my biggest fear, which is what made him so unique, so individual. Freddy took me from the unglued child that I was, and made me into the driven horseperson that I am growing up to be. He taught me all that he could, and in the end he allowed me to teach him.
    I never regretted a single moment that I spent with this horse. When you work with these amazing beings you have to understand that anything can happen. You can get hurt, in any sense. You can get killed, which I almost did. But you can fly higher than anything could ever take you, and that's what makes it so **** worth it all. Everything that happens - the blood, the tears, the sweat - is all worth those short, sweet moments of complete harmony, fusion, between two souls.
    This horse gave me those moments. I will never let go of the time we shared together, not the great memories nor the bad memories.

    Farewell, my dear Freddy. Thank you for absolutely everything. ~

    ((The jumping clips are of my sister Paige, HalfEmptySmile.
    YouTube - halfemptysmile's Channel ))
    ((Note that our decision to stop leasing Freddy was not based on the recent unfortunate events that took place. We terminated simply because both my sister and I have grown out of this wonderful horse, and we need to move on to more suitable horses for our needs.))

    [You're listening to All Alright by Sigur Rós and Overture by Kwoon.]
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        05-29-2010, 08:30 PM
    Beautiful sad video. I don't understand why you are quitting on him if you really like him that much but that's your decision and I hope it's what's best.
        05-29-2010, 08:57 PM
    Me and my sister both outgrew him, and it wasn't in the best interests of our finances (especially since we were both in hospital) or our riding to continue with him. I'm looking for a dressage horse, and my sister needs an equitation horse for her CET Medals and she also has a green horse to bring up. Freddy could do both disciplines to an extent, but he's truly a jumper at heart, his soundness is also questionable, and it would be unfair to him if we pushed for serious competition.
    I think it's best, and his owner also tells me that I'm free to take a final "redeeming" ride on him once I'm fit.
        05-29-2010, 09:40 PM
    Green Broke
    Absolutely beautiful! He looks like he has given you a lot of fantastic things to look back on.
        05-29-2010, 11:48 PM
    Oh I see now, well then I hope you two find good horses with a heart like his :)
        05-30-2010, 02:43 AM
    Sorry if you don't want to answer this but how did both you and your sister end up in hospital?
        05-30-2010, 12:48 PM
    Thanks for your comments, everyone!

    Originally Posted by HorseRLife    
    Sorry if you don't want to answer this but how did both you and your sister end up in hospital?
    This thread answers your question about my injury. We still don't know and probably never will know what exactly caused him to do this, but it doesn't matter and I don't blame him. After three monthes of being out of the saddle, I just had my third ride on Friday.
    My sister was working with a young horse that another boarder hired her to ride. He was acting rather spunky one day, and she decided to free-lunge him in the round pen. He went down to roll right by a wall, and she didn't want him to get cast so she tried to get him up. When he did, he kicked out and she was hit above the eye. She escaped with a mild concussion and some stitches.

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