To ride dressage is to dance with your horse, equal partners in the delicate and sometimes difficult work of creating harmony and beauty.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

How they break our hearts

A dear, distant friend lost a horse suddenly (likely an aneurysm) last week, and a dear, local friend is putting her horse down as soon as arrangements can be made this week. These four-legged friends of ours, they claim our hearts and souls, and then run away with them.


Gorges Smythe said...

I've only had two horses (in the distant past) put parted with both before it came to that. I'm sure the feelings are the same as with my past beloved dogs, so I sympathize with your friend's losses.

Michelle said...

For me, losing dogs and horses are the hardest on the heart; the former because of their complete and unconditional love, the latter because of their trust and willingness to serve.

Mary Ann said...

I'll say a prayer for both your friends... what a loss, and a hard decision for the second.