I understand your loss. It is gut wrenching and unimaginable at the time. Horses are so special and we too have lost one. Grief is so painful, but these amazing and wonderful creatures live in our hearts and souls for ever. Treasure every memory as blessed because she was part of your life. Always remember they are never gone just changed their state of being so she will always be with you. Eventually the pain lessens and you will be able to remember with joy.
I'm so, so sorry! I know that sorry won't make it better, but try to think about all the wonderful time and memories you shared, and that she's really in a better place. You have to treasure and think about the time you guys shared, and she'll always be with you
yeah, everyone has been apologizing to me..it's strange, i know it's in a "i feel bad for you" way, but... it just sucks. she was the greatest thing to ever come into my life, she kept me riding, taught me (and many, many others) so many things.. i just keep seeing how she died repeat in my head. it's terrible, and i don't know when it will stop.. i won't say much more, nobody should ever have to go through what i did. that sounds like a sob story, but honestly, if i had posted what happened, i don't think anyone would want to own a horse ever again. it's made me think twice
I don't feel bad for you. I'm sorry for what you have to go through after she died, but I'm happy for you. I'm happy that you had a horse like that in your life, a horse that taught you and loved you. Of course it hurts right now, and it will for a long time, and I'm sorry for that, and I'm sorry she died, but sooner of later, everyone goes. You know that quote, that says how your life is measured by those you touched around you? Well, she touched many people, helped many people, was loved by many people. It's not good that she died, and she shouldn't have died, but as horrible as this sounds, eventually, one time or another, one way or another, she would have. The best you can do is treasure the time you had with her and remember her for what she is, not what she was. She can be the best inspiration to you.
Just because she died doesn't mean you should never get another horse. I know it's hard, and that no one will fill that gap, but you're not looking to replace her, and you're not moving on, either. You're just adding a member of your family, an addition, that won't be replacing or negating her memories, just adding to your quality of life. Sooner or later, you will have to experience the passing of many people. Your mother, your father, your siblings, your friends. Just because they died, and maybe you were there, or maybe you saw their decline..it doesn't make you wish you never had a father, never had a mother, or a sister, or a brother, or friends. You never stop making new friends because you're afraid of their death. I keep saying this over and over, but you have to really think about the memories you had, think about everything you had, and yes, it is extremely tragic that she passed, but that doesn't mean that you should never let yourself own another horse again.
Thanks. It's been tough and I'm still really sad, sucks to be out at the farm and not have her around. I got so many letters from all the kids that rode her. It's still hard to think of getting another horse. Angel will never be replaced. She is honestly the best horse I had ever owned...which speaks volumes. I've had a LOT of horses... I guess it all hit me at once, because my grandma died the same day Angel did (a year prior), and my grandma was my favorite person ever.. either way, I miss Angel and someday I hope to find a horse that will be half as good.