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post #1 of 18 Old 07-27-2013, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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My first horse loss.

Hi everyone,

I have written a few posts on here about my lovely old gelding Jake.

There was a terrible thunderstorm here on Tuesday and he was struck by lightning and died. I am totally devastated by his loss and cry all the time.
I wrote a silly little poem for him.

Remembering all the times we spent together
Knowing that's it now - they're ended forever.
The times you nudged me and nearly knocked me over
Now you belong in fields full of clover.

You enjoyed being groomed and stealing mints from my pocket
You spooked on the road and were off like a rocket!
A favourite of yours was a green bucket of feed
My greedy, headstrong kindest of steeds.


There' will always be mares now for you to protect
You've been taken away and our tears must be wept.
But you were a darling old gelding who gave so much joy
I will never forget you, my crumbly footed old boy.
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post #2 of 18 Old 07-27-2013, 12:07 PM
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I'm truly sorry for your loss. Its a terrible thing to loose a horse.
Don't blame yourself. ((((Hugs))))
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post #3 of 18 Old 07-27-2013, 12:07 PM
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Sparklefox, my heart aches after reading your post. I am so sorry he went in such a tragic accident. Your poem was such a touching little memento capturing his personality. Virtual hugs to you, and now I must go hug my horses tight, knowing that they too are mortal.
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post #4 of 18 Old 07-27-2013, 12:14 PM
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I am so sorry that your boy had to go.
What a sad thing to happen and one that I worry about with my own horses, too.

Just DO it and be happy that you can!
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post #5 of 18 Old 07-27-2013, 12:17 PM
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I am so, so sorry for your loss.

I wish I could say something to comfort you, but as I have learned myself, words are just not enough.

Run free, Jake. Indie will guide you through the meadows at the Rainbow Bridge.
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Forever loved, never forgotten; my beautiful Indie. <3 Hoofprints on my heart.
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post #6 of 18 Old 07-27-2013, 12:37 PM
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<3 So sorry for your loss. Please be sure to take care of yourself and give yourself time to feel through your feelings.
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post #7 of 18 Old 07-27-2013, 12:45 PM
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I'm so sorry. There's nothing at all silly about your poem. It's a lovely tribute. It's so hard to lose our animal friends. : (
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post #8 of 18 Old 07-27-2013, 12:46 PM
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I'm sorry for your loss. Our 4-legged friends sure leave a gaping hole in our hearts and lives when they pass on. As Jore said in her post there just are no words that will make you feel any better. I wish there were.
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post #9 of 18 Old 07-27-2013, 01:13 PM
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My condolences on your sudden and tragic loss.
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post #10 of 18 Old 07-27-2013, 01:16 PM
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So sorry for your loss. He looked like a lovely horse.

So in lies the madness, the pursuit of the impossible in the face of the complete assurance that you will fail, and yet still you chase.
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