01-06-2010, 03:03 PM
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Thank you both (:
When his owners had chosen to give him to me they had all agreed that we were a match made him heaven, and now it had so much more meaning to me. I had put my first horse down 3 years ago he was truly the best friend anyone could dream of having, and had even saved me from a bear at one point. We did everything together, and he was still under saddle at 27 and running faster than some of the OTTB horses at our barn. But once he had turned 28 his age finally caught up with him, and within 2 weeks time he was skin and bone and had lost all his teeth. Even when he could barely walk he always did everything he could to keep me happy. We did everything in our power to help him, but the vet eventually said we had no other choice but to put him down. When my parents went to put him down I stayed home because I couldn't handle seeing it. They called me at 10 am to tell me that before he was given the shot that he was looking around for me and calling for me, like he knew what was happening but wanted to see me. So my dad called me and he had now gotten the shot, but he wouldn't let go. So my dad put the phone to his ear and I talked to him and told him I loved him very much and asked him to guild my way to another horse who could love me almost just as much as he did. Not even a minute after my dad had hung up the phone he called me back and told me he passed.
Now the reason for that whole story,
Johnny reminds me so much of Shady, when I was into the barn he greets me with a nicker, he gets frustrated when im not next to him, he plays tag, and everything about him feels so natural to me and it feels like I've known him for years. This may sound a little silly, but I believe Shady actually did guide me to this horse.