Monday, January 27, 2014

Two Breaths


Friday January 24 2014

Fog and ice.

Five friends.

One magnificent endurance horse.

Ahead: The Rainbow Bridge

A last bucket of oats. An offering for the after-life: his worn, oversized Easyboots, carrots, a sprinkling of oats, an apple. The last pets. The last whispered goodbyes.

A gentle easing of the way to the bridge.

Two final, easy, deep breaths of life on this earth before starting on his way.

Farewell, my old friend Rhett.

May your size 2.5 hoof prints be too big to fill
May your tail always wave like a flag in the air
May your snorts always alert your herd
May you always be hard to catch
May you hold them all in awe of your mighty GO in the next life as you did us in this one.
May we ride you again on the other side


Jaziret Bey Musc: Too Much Horse
http://merritravels.endurance.net/2013/07/jaziret-bey-musc-too-much-horse.html

Who's The Boss
http://theequestrianvagabond.blogspot.com/2008/11/whos-boss.html

Our Newest Owyhee Celebrity
http://theequestrianvagabond.blogspot.com/2011/09/our-newest-owyhee-celebrity.html

10 comments:

  1. So sorry for your loss. Seems like he'll have company over there though. . . .

    May he find green pastures and wind to drink . . .

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  2. I'm so sorry, he had such a spirit that you were true to until the end. A very lovely tribute to a fine friend.

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  3. Oh no, I am so sorry. This is a bad week for the old warriors. Godspeed, Rhett. Condolences to all your people.

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  4. I am so sorry. Loving these magnificent creatures makes it all the harder to lose them. I am so glad you had him in your life and that he had you to love him.

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  5. Tears shared for you. Go Rhett, Go!

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  6. So sorry for you and everyone that loved Rhett. He was very special. Lovely tribute for a wonderful horse. He will be missed I'm sure.

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  7. You've done him justice~ Another fast horse in heaven!

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  8. So sorry. Even when it's time, it's so hard to say goodbye.

    This is a lovely tribute to a beloved and amazing horse.

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  9. What a great tribute to a beloved horse. I know you'll miss him greatly, but surely he's enjoying green grass, oats and plenty of treats on the other side of the bridge.

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