I was just reading the thread by maythehorsebewithme about the tragic and sudden loss of her beautiful boy yesterday. I know we have all had such losses. I remember in my times of grief that telling stories about the happy times, even though told through tears many times, helped me feel better.
I was hoping some of you would share some of your special times with your special horses who have now passed.
May I start? One of my mares, Dusty, an OTTB, and I were cantering in the X-country fields on a glorious spring day. We were on a very slightly sloping area. Something spooked her, she leaped towards the downhill side and her legs came out from under her. There we were, sliding on her side in the grass due to the momentum from the canter.
I had luckily gotten my leg out from under her in the fall, and we both hopped up at the same time. She proceeded to shake like a dog and looked all around. I’m pretty sure she was thinking: “What the he** was that? I hope no one saw me. How embarrassing!”
Anyone else care to share?