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.