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PostSubject: I lost a good pal................   Sat 18 Jun 2016, 11:17 am

............ a couple of days ago.

Blue, our last rescue horse of ten years ago, succumbed to a twisted gut. He'd had a good innings of course at about thirty years old but man I'm going to miss the old guy.

He was a real character, stubborn as can be when he wanted to be but also very gentle too.

Here he is the day after the 2015 flood. Photos taken by a friend.






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PostSubject: Re: I lost a good pal................   Sat 18 Jun 2016, 11:43 am

Sorry to hear about that. It seemed very happy rolling about in the clarts like that.
My mother has a rescue pony. She got it thirty four years ago and it's still with us.
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PostSubject: Re: I lost a good pal................   Sat 18 Jun 2016, 12:34 pm

Oh man Al, so sorry to hear this. What a great looking horse.

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PostSubject: Re: I lost a good pal................   Sat 18 Jun 2016, 12:44 pm

How nice a "pet" can have an enjoyable old age. Thanx to you and family for giving him a home and many good innings.
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PostSubject: Re: I lost a good pal................   Sat 18 Jun 2016, 12:49 pm

Sorry to hear that Al, its heartbreaking when you loose any animal thats part of the family.
Rescue another one?
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PostSubject: Re: I lost a good pal................   Sat 18 Jun 2016, 1:38 pm

Surprising as it sounds there's just something extra over other pets that a horse can give to its owner .... Elaine knows this more than me as she spent all her younger days in the stables.

Sorry for the bad news Al, you must be gutted mate, but just think that the last ten years of his life was the best that he'd had.
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PostSubject: Re: I lost a good pal................   Sat 18 Jun 2016, 2:15 pm

sorry to hear about Blue

just take heart that since you rescued him he has had a happy life wanting for nothing

it dosnt matter how big they are or what species, they are not a 'pet', they are 'family'

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PostSubject: Re: I lost a good pal................   Sat 18 Jun 2016, 2:23 pm

Sorry to hear that Al. I am sure he was happy while you took care of him.
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PostSubject: Re: I lost a good pal................   Sun 19 Jun 2016, 12:32 am

Mr Hirakawa wrote:
Sorry to hear about that. It seemed very happy rolling about in the clarts like that.
My mother has a rescue pony. She got it thirty four years ago and it's still with us.

25-30 years is the norm D, so 34 is ancient.

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Oh man Al, so sorry to hear this. What a great looking horse.  

Blue was a working breed as opposed to a riding breed, hence he was heavy set. The photos show him in his thick winter coat. He hated being stabled (even in the depths of winter) and would almost kick his stable door down until I capitulated and let him out. He also hated being 'rugged up' and would have his rug trailing around his feet in half a day. I gave up on that in the end!"!! LOL

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Sorry to hear that Al, its heartbreaking when you loose any animal thats part of the family.
Rescue another one?

We have kept horses now for 32 years and the place now seems deserted somehow. Been thinking about taking in another rescue horse but I' knocking on myself now and while it's pleasant during the spring and summer, it can be miserable in the late autumn and winter. (humping hay and hard feed twice a day into the field and breaking ice on the drinker)

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Surprising as it sounds there's just something extra over other pets that a horse can give to its owner  .... Elaine knows this more than me as she spent all her younger days in the stables.

Sorry for the bad news Al, you must be gutted mate, but just think that the last ten years of his life was the best that he'd had.

You got that right Colin.

beowulf wrote:
sorry to hear about Blue

just take heart that since you rescued him he has had a happy life wanting for nothing

it dosnt matter how big they are or what species, they are not a 'pet', they are 'family'

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Sorry to hear that Al. I am sure he was happy while you took care of him.

I like to think so guys.

Thanks for your support.

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PostSubject: Re: I lost a good pal................   Sun 19 Jun 2016, 5:22 pm

Sorry for your loss Al. It's never easy.
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PostSubject: Re: I lost a good pal................   Sun 19 Jun 2016, 8:05 pm

Condolences on your loss, Al. It's always tough to lose an important presence in you life.
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PostSubject: Re: I lost a good pal................   Wed 22 Jun 2016, 2:20 pm

Al, sorry to hear about Blue. He had a good innings, its hard to say goodbye to a loved pet.
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PostSubject: Re: I lost a good pal................   Thu 23 Jun 2016, 1:04 pm

Sorry to hear this...its never easy ether...they become such a part of our lives quickly.
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PostSubject: Re: I lost a good pal................   Fri 24 Jun 2016, 2:31 am

Sorry to hear about Blue. We just about lost our dog last week also.
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PostSubject: Re: I lost a good pal................   Fri 24 Jun 2016, 10:16 am

Thanks guys.

I'm still pondering on taking in another rescue horse but I'm going to give it a month or so before making up my mind.

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