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Thread: Tribute to my horse

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    Senior Member tlcquiltnut's Avatar
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    I had to put my 29 year old horse down yesterday. Hardest think I ever had to do. Have had him his whole life. I had his mother to age 34. It was a sad day. I wrote this poem for him.
    Strutter
    What a sight your were the day you were born,
    We came home to see you hiding behind mom.
    Gangly and thin you weren't much to see,
    But we loved you anyway and got you to three.
    You rode, and drove both single and double.
    Taught colts to drive, and keep out of trouble.
    Children you loved to teach how to ride,
    You were my faithful friend, no one can deny.
    Through thick and thin were there for me.
    We rode the Black Hills and drove Iowa roads,
    We showed the fine shows and held our own.
    But now dear friend you are not able to stand,
    So I must help you along the trail once again.
    I will never forget the love that we shared,
    Your kindness you showed to all creatures down here.
    So travel one last time, to a trail long and free.
    And wait for me, under that old oak tree.
    Written by Tammy Calvert
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    Beautiful tribute. Sorry for your loss but sounds like you had a wonderful time with him.

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    Oh soooo sorry for your loss. . .

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    How sad

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    So sorry for your loss

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    So sorry for your loss

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    So sorry to hear you had to lose your friend. :cry:

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    What a beautiful tribute! Hugs to you. Sounds like you both were very lucky to have each other.

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    So sorry for your loss ... but, with the love you had for him, he had a beautiful life ... hugs

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    (((HUGS))) - you had 29 wonderful years. That's longer than a lot of marriages. A beautiful horse and a lovely poem.

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    My heart breaks for you. Your tribute to your horse through words in a poem brought tears. Our animals are precious.

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    I have been in your shoes and will again. It is never easy to say goodbye. {{{HUGS}}}

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    I'm so sorry, how fortunate for Strutters he spent his life with you. Hold those memories close. That oak tree is by the rainbow bridge, they're waiting there for us whole and happy and healthy.

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    What a wonderful tribute to Strutters. He lived a wonderful, special life with you & I am sure he knew it. May you find peace & healing for your broken heart in the memories or your 29 years with Strutters.

    I know how it feels. I had to put my one of a kind horse, Dusty, down in May at the age of 28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magpie
    Beautiful tribute. Sorry for your loss but sounds like you had a wonderful time with him.
    ditto

    Made me cry - but animal farewells always do -

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. <3

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    So very sorry for your loss. Beautiful tribute !

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    Sorry for your loss, beautiful tribute!

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    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our pets, which include our wonderful horse family, become our little children over the years and the loss it difficult.
    Condolences and prayers for you and your family.

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    (((( Tammy))) you have a heart full of memories now. I am so sorry you are hurting...but Stutters is as free as the wind now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassylass
    (((( Tammy))) you have a heart full of memories now. I am so sorry you are hurting...but Stutter is as free as the wind now.
    Yes he is.......

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    Beautiful tribute from the heart. sorry for your loss.

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    I am so very sorry for your great loss. Gentle hugs.

    Kat

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    Sorry for your loss. I know of this pain. This lovely animal was blessed to have his whole life lived in a loving, comfortable home and that is what you need to remember.

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    I am so sorry.

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