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[*] posted on 24-11-2007 at 08:55 PM
Remembering old friends


Reading Lorraine's post about losing her pony has coincided with my losing Jock in November 2004. Suddenly made me realise just how many of us have lost our ponies in the last few years and how it might be nice to have a thread dedicated just to them.

I'll start it:



Jock a week before he died. It was a bitterly cold November and I spent hours trying to coax him to drink water with sugar beet juice.



Even though I now have a Major, I still miss my old friend :bawling:

[Edited on 21-11-2008 by janandjock]




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[*] posted on 24-11-2007 at 08:56 PM


What a lovely idea.
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[*] posted on 24-11-2007 at 08:57 PM


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[*] posted on 24-11-2007 at 09:05 PM


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[*] posted on 24-11-2007 at 09:19 PM


:bighug:





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[*] posted on 24-11-2007 at 09:26 PM


What a fab idea Jan. Those are lovely pictures of Jock.

Here is my wee man, Barney Rubble, Nothing but Trouble!! PTS 6.1.06 . A wee man with a big character who will never be forgotten.







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[*] posted on 24-11-2007 at 09:32 PM


I had to have my lifelong friend Goldie pts Easter 2005 as his arthritis was so bad - he was 33 and I had had him for 30 years. I don't have any photos on the computer - but he will be remebered for ever.

Then there was Saskiadene - much loved throughout her short life. August 1st will be a difficult day for a few years - and the tears are still very close






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[*] posted on 24-11-2007 at 10:13 PM


It has been a little while longer since I lost my beloved NF Taffy. He was the best friend I could have asked for - and had a heart of gold. I still get tearful thinking of him. He was one of the family.





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[*] posted on 24-11-2007 at 10:26 PM


Six years in December since my little bay mare - Kirsty (a true all rounder who would have a go at anything) was sadly pts. :sob:
Still have her son though ;)
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[*] posted on 25-11-2007 at 09:59 AM


Some lovely pictures :sob: This was my HiPo Duncan - I had him for 9 years, he died 24.7.03 PTS with strangles complications aged 14. He was a huge character, a challenge at the best of times but I loved him so much and he taught me everything.









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[*] posted on 25-11-2007 at 10:49 AM


wee bramble,bobbys mum,must be nearly 4yrs now since she had to be pts,still think of her often.wee bobby inherited all his mischief from her.
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[*] posted on 25-11-2007 at 10:54 AM


old misty!this pic was june 2003,sadly she went downhill that winter,after lots of things requiring the vet,including an op to remove a bit of wood she had managed to get jammed in the soft tissue,up inside her mouth,it had to be cut out through her face!poor old girl.she was a very gentle mare ad looked after all children.
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[*] posted on 25-11-2007 at 10:56 AM


RIP,Misty May Morn.
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[*] posted on 25-11-2007 at 01:46 PM


I lost two within two years and it was so heart breaking I didnt think I would cope at the time. My first was pound gay gordon who was my first highland and pony. He was one big challenge as he was gelded late so still had the stallion tendencies. It put me in good stead for things to come but I loved him so much.

He was diagnosed with laminitis and cushings on 16 March 1992 and was pts the day before my birthday on 2nd september 1992. A very much loved man and dearly missed. We celebrated our 21st together and he was fabulous.

After him I bought a 16 hh tb called Leo or show name McLeod, who I really didnt like at the time but he didnt look a bit like gordie so thats why I had him.

An ex racer he was also great "fun" and he came to have the stongest bond. He had colic surgery on 18th September 1994 and although he survived he had complications and was pts on 18th January 1995. He was a stunningly beautiful chesnut boy and he are gordie are up to no good over rainbow bridge.

I went back to highlands after him as after having such a good tb I knew Id never find another. Now i have a hipo and hipo x tb. I couldnt ask for better.

Thanks Jan. A lovely idea xx

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[*] posted on 25-11-2007 at 02:04 PM


What a lovely idea Jan. :bighug: Some really great pictures of old friends there.

It's just over a year since we said goodbye to Fury, aged 39.





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[*] posted on 25-11-2007 at 07:45 PM



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[*] posted on 25-11-2007 at 08:16 PM


This is such a lovely idea but it has left me weeping. Some lovely tributes to some obviously hugely missed ponies and horses.



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[*] posted on 25-11-2007 at 08:29 PM


Louis was pts two years ago but I still miss him............






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[*] posted on 25-11-2007 at 08:34 PM


Its 7 years this month since I lost my first pony Janey. She was 31 when she died and was such a lovely typical highland lady. She taught me loads and was very forgiving to a first-time horse owner.
Then there was poor wee old Bruno, who I only had for two years, but he was a lovely, grumpy old man - shetland x highland, so he definately had character. He came to me as a companion for Rob when Gracie went to stud, and as he had lived alone up till then, I didn't have the heart to send him back when Gracie returned, and I think he felt if he just tucked in behind Rob, then I wouldn't notice and so he stayed. He took very bad colic and sadly had to be pts three years ago.
I think of them both often and hope they are happy.




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[*] posted on 26-11-2007 at 08:37 AM


This is Casper,my oldest and dearest friend.He was pts at the wonderful age of 43,he was 30 when I bought him,ú350 with everything.We shared some very happy times and if not for him I wouldnt have the confidence with ponies I have now.He could be a **** somedays he would stand in front of the trailer as if to say"not to day thank you!"he would wait for me to go and get the lunge line and then load himself!In his youth he went to HOYS show jumping and could still clear a 5bar gate at 40.Always the boss,and hated mares with a vengeance,I was the only one who could catch him,he would always lead Paul a merry dance around the field.The day he went I bathed him and smartened him up and he thought he was going to a show,I loaded him in the box and sobbed in his mane and Im sure he knew.Right at the last minute I chickened out I couldnt do it,Paul took him and only recently he told me that he got almost to his destination and stopped to turn round,but commonsense told him that it was Caspers time and he stood with him everystep of the way.I could never replace him and he owns a big space in my heart.The goat with him is the Gorgeous George who was his constant companion in his retirement years,he was pts at 14 which is a good age for a goat.In my mind I hope they are together again on Rainbow Bridge causing mayhem like they did here.RIP old friends.
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[*] posted on 26-11-2007 at 05:47 PM


My Welsh D mare Harriett (Brierfield Gem), pts on August Bank Holiday 2006 and still sadly missed.




Also remembering Bella, our beloved first horse, pts on Christmas Eve 1999.
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[*] posted on 26-11-2007 at 06:48 PM


This is a very sad thread - but the love and memories are strong too.
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[*] posted on 26-11-2007 at 07:55 PM


Lovely memories and beautiful photos, lots of love to be kept in store. Thats why we have animals, they give us such a lot of joy and memories.
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[*] posted on 16-8-2008 at 12:12 PM


Ive bought this thread back up as I finally feel ready to add my two very missed ponies to it, its taken me a while to come to terms with the loss of Rodney so suddenly & it was only a year and a half before that I lost Indy in equally as tragic circumstances (Long & very very sad story)

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And my stunning baby girl Indy posh name Pure Indulgence...and she was... A polish warmblood she was imported from holland & I brought her the day after she arrived as a 3 year old... The light of my life so very very missed





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[*] posted on 16-8-2008 at 12:26 PM


Yes. It takes time. I had my old welsh cob x fell put down three years ago at age 39. She was my best friends. I still miss her even though I now have the Highland:bighug:
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