First all the hub bub of Thanksgiving and company, which was so much fun! Then yesterday one of my horses, who I have owned his entire life - all 29 1/2 years - died. Not a good day for my DH, the kids, the grandkids, (who all rode him), and especially me! That horse did it all, drill team, shows, parades, rodeo grand openings, barrel races, cut cattle, camping, jumped, pulled a cart, won buckles, blankets, horse coolers for me, won one of the largest horse shows in California - the Gold N Grand -, and mostly he was my trusted friend and companion his entire life - from the time he dropped on the ground from his Momma. He safely taught everyone of the kids, grandkids, and some in-laws and friends how to ride.