There are a lot of ashes which come from the cremation of a horse. A LOT. As mentioned above, you might want to have a portion of them returned; enough to spread on the land at your new farm.
I still have George’s ashes in the shipping box because I am not sure just what to do with them. But I have planted 3 apple trees in memory of the three horses I have lost over the years and I can give you advice on that:
It take 2 apple trees to cross pollinate so you end up with apples. And the 2 cannot be the same kind. However, they must bloom at the same time of year for the cross pollination to occur. You can find a list on the Internet of which types are suitable for crossing with Gala apples.
2nd point: Deer LOVE apple leave and blossoms. Damn things ate every leaf off all 3 of my new trees. grrrrrrr. So no cross pollination this year. There are sprays you can buy which say they will deter the deer, but you have to keep spraying the trees after every rain.
I may never get apples from my trees at this rate. I may forever be looking at bare branches if the deer keep using them as their preferred dining choice. But at least I will be thinking of my dear horses when I do.
I am so sorry your lost your boy. At least he did not suffer.[/QUOTE]
Thank you for your apple tree advice, I had no idea. That’s pretty fascinating! It sounds like maybe we need a little fenced in garden to protect the trees, I wouldn’t mind that.
If my good boy had to go now, this was the way. No pain, no fear. He had a great ride the day before, had his breakfast and was grazing in his field.