Wednesday, March 23, 2011

In Loving Memory

They say some horses leave hoofprints on our hearts, I, however say only a few are actually capable of sailing away with them.

The pain and loss I feel right now feels unbearable. The only comfort I have is knowing she is in a better place.

Somewhere, somehow in time's own space
There must be some sweet pastured place
Where streams sing on and tall trees grow
A Paradise where horses go
With all my love to you I send
I know Great Horses live again

Kylie came to me wrapped in what dreams are made of. Her beautiful soul made my world a better place.

Thank you, Kylie, for being the horse of my dreams, I miss you more than words can say. Forever and always in my heart, my love; until we meet again.

The Rainbow Bridge For Horses
Author Unknown

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
when their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next,
is a place where beloved creatures find rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
til The Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
for here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed.
Their bodies have healed with strength imbued.

They trot through the grass without even a care,
til one day they whinny and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes sharp and alert.
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the herd.

For just at that second, there's no room for remorse.
As they see each horse.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past
The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart
has turned to joy once more in each heart.
They nuzzle with a love that will last forever.
And then, side-by-side, they cross over...together.


Nicole said...

I am so sorry. It is always so hard when we lose such a good friend.

Anonymous said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss. You will treasure her memory always - she was a beautiful mare.

Marissa said...

I am so, so, sorry to hear this. I'll be thinking of you in this awful time. What a beautiful, special mare.

fernvalley01 said...

Oh Tara!! I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful horse ! and friend. I wish I had the right words , but they never fit .Hugs and love ,you and she did your very best

Ashley said...

I'm so, so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how it must feel. My heart is with you during this time.

Sarah said...

My heart just sank when I saw the title of your post. Words can't capture how sorry I am. Your beautiful mare will always be with you in spirit, while she joins so many good horses on the other side.

Godspeed, sweet girl.

allhorsestuff said...

Tara, dear tara...I know. without knowing how it actually feels. I am so sorry and hurintg for you too.
Kylie mare,
She was so beautiful and loving and giving. She did give you all your dreams come true. You gave her hers as well, even helping her, to best of your ability to the safe pastures.
Love you, praying for you with my heart broken too.

Judy said...

I am terribly sad for did everything you could for Kylie. God Bless you both. I am sending you a big hug...thinking of you.

Paint Girl said...

I am so terribly sorry for your loss of your beautiful, beloved Kylie!! My heart just broke when I saw this. Please know that you will be in my thoughts during this difficult time!!

Corinna said...

oh goosebumps shivered my entire body reading your post. how horrible to lose a best friend, a true love, a family member. I'm glad your dear grey mare gave you such wonderful memories. Your horse-fanatic family is sending you cyber hugs! xo, corinna


Stephanie said...

I am so very sorry for your loss of Kylie! She was such a beautiful mare and such a great partner.

SolitaireMare said...

So sorry for your loss. I know that pain all too well. Kylie, as you cross the rainbow bridge, I hope you find my big gray gelding named Monty. He was the light of my life and will be your friend until you and your mom meet once more.

Anonymous said...

Oh no.... I am so very sorry. My heart just breaks for you. I don't know what else to say. Maybe Kylie will bump into my Justin and if so, I'm sure they'll both agree, they were very, very loved.

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