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post #1 of 3 Old 08-06-2013, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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The Joy of Having Horses

My heart really melted all over the place today. Went by to drop off money for the farrier and Midna came running up to the fence to me neighing and everything. First time that I have had a horse react that way towards me.

Put tears in my eyes. Just really felt as if we clicked today. Which blew me away. I had Baby Girl for a year nearly before we really clicked. And Midna and I have nearly immediately. Really excited for what our future together is going to be like!

Been having a really rough few days, and it was like that just washed everything away. Really not sure as to who is rescuing who in mine and Midna's situation.

So, question of the day.. What are some of your favorite memories that you have with your horse, or what have been some of your major bonding moments?
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post #2 of 3 Old 08-07-2013, 12:15 PM
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This happened when I was about seven years old - the year before we moved and had to leave behind my first horse I have ever had. It's been at least eight years now, but this memory was just so sweet for a 7 year old and I still hold it with me.(I had a pony before her, but somehow horses are just different from ponies.)
I was just out brushing Amber in the field, and Brisco, Golley, and Amber all lived in the same field.
Well, as I was just grooming her and talking to her, Brisco and Golley both came over because they thought they could come in and get some love on them too. Well, what happened next scared my half to death because I was not expecting it - but now it is too funny and sweet!
Anyways, Brisco and Golley came within 20 or 30 feet from us and Amber took off after them and chased them clear to the other side of the pasture (this was a huge pasture too, I forgot to mention.)
It all happened so suddenly I got scared and ran off to the fence. But when they were a more safe distance away form me I went back to where I was originally standing. Amber came running back and 20 feet before she reached me she slowed to a walk and just walked right up to me and put her head in my chest. Then she turned and made it so I would continue brushing her, right where I had left off.
I had so many memories with Amber, but this one I remember the best.

Amber died at age 30 just three days before my birthday this year. I have been separated from her for about seven years, and all those years up to the day she died - for every birthday wish list for every Christmas wish list, and almost every night I promised myself I would go down and see her once more before her time was up. Her new owner was a dear friend of our and she took great care of my Amberly. But she is young again and galloping through the green meadows in heaven, and she will forever be in my heart. No horse could come anywhere close to how my Amber was.
Rest In Peace Amberly, don't forget me!
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-07-2013, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Your story made my day! Honestly one of my favorite horse stories that I have heard someone tell (: Need to put a bunch of stories like yours together into a book to hand to people who just don't understand why people fall head over heels for horses ;P

Sorry to hear about Amber, she sounds as if she was quite a character and like she had a pretty darn happy life. But I really suck at comforting with things like that, know that words don't really do much. I'm a hugger not a talker, so hugs and a part from a really nice poem.

Don't Cry For The Horses by Brenda Riley-Seymore (Few Stanzas from it)
Don't cry for the horses
They will be back someday
When our time has come
They will show us the way

On silver wings they will lift us
To the warmth of the sun
When our life is over
And eternity has begun

We will jump the sun
And dance over the moon
A Ballet of horses and riders
on the winds
to a heavenly tune
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