Lost my beautiful old horse

catjac1975

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My beautiful Rascal passed on January 13, 2023. He was about 30 years old and I have had him since 2009. I have had a horse or 2 for at least 40 years. So weird to not have a horse to run out twice a day and feed. I lived for the weather report in planning his daily care. Such a sweet child loving horse he was. I have not been able to ride him in a few years, but hearing him call to me every time he saw me has been a joy. We were pals. Here he is as a young horse flying through his field. My favorite picture of him.
 

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I'm so sorry. There is something special about the relationships we have with horses. Maybe it has something to do with how long they can be with us. My last old girl was in her 30s too when she passed.

Be careful ... if your pastures are empty too long... you might find yourself eventually filling them with a lovely backyard dairy cow ;)
 

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I'm so sorry. There is something special about the relationships we have with horses. Maybe it has something to do with how long they can be with us. My last old girl was in her 30s too when she passed.

Be careful ... if your pastures are empty too long... you might find yourself eventually filling them with a lovely backyard dairy cow ;)
Funny that you should say that. For the last few years I have been telling my husband I needed another horse to keep Rascal company and one that I can ride .He just kept saying not to get another horse. I am strong and healthy but I am at an age that could change. AS soon as my boy was gone he started talking about another one. My daughter and husband built a house way back behind our horse field. They have 3 1/2 year old twins. She never expressed an interest in getting a horse, but did say he kept the coyotes away. If I had back up help for the future I would consider one. But we also have been talking about a beef cow. My Son in laws Dad is a beef farmer in the south, so I think he would love to give it a try. For now I plan to go to a stable and ride one of their old plugs.
 

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I am so sorry for your loss. :hugs
It never gets easier, but, you didn't have to feed a horse whose teeth would wear down to nothing.
I'll bet a nickle you end up with another this year.
I read a recent blog where some woman went to South Dakota and went on a rental trail ride and brought home the gelding she was riding.
Same thing could happen to you.
My sweet mare will be 25yo this year.
 
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