Yes, I took her in because the owner couldn't afford to feed her and she wanted her trained as well. Yes, life changes constantly, it's just hard when someone you love leaves and you can't do anything but say I love you and goodbye...
It seems that I have reached the end of this chapter and am about to begin a new one. Luna left a few days ago. I took her to the end of the arena where the mirrors are so that we could have our short goodbye alone. She stared at me through the mirror, for once. She would normally be obsessed at looking at herself. We stood there for a minute. Normally she would want to leave. This time she didn't. Then she put her head against my chest and left it there. I cried. She had never been so affectionate. She knew she was leaving. This was her goodbye to me. It was comforting and painful to know that she would not forget me. We stood silently for just a couple more precious minutes, and then I led her outside. I told her, "Wo ai ni". I gave her to her owner and she stepped halfway into the trailer and looked back at me. "Do you really want me to go?" I clucked to her and nodded my head. She stepped the rest of the way into the trailer and didn't look back.
I get to visit her next week. I miss her a lot... More than a lot. I will never look at a palomino without thinking of her. She was one of the best horses I ever had, even though she was difficult more than a couple of times. Wo ai ni, Luna. I will never forget you.
I will be starting a new thread if you still wish to follow me on my journey.