Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Circle of Life: A Year Anniversary

Today, as I was walking out to the barn, I saw two doves. It was the first time I've seen them since winter hit, and it reminded me of Red and the dove who would perch near Cowgirl last year as she mourned for him



I looked on my calendar and, sure enough, yesterday was the anniversary of his death. 

Seeing them again made me happy.  It reminded me of Red.




Isn't it amazing how much you can love a horse?  And now, here we are thinking about breeding his horse wife, Cowgirl.


And, it hit me that Red raised Cowgirl from a weanling until she was almost 13!  So that means, any horse Cowgirl raises will have a big part of Red in it. His personality.  The things he taught her.  Think of all the dark nights where they would take turns lying down--one standing watch over the other.  All the times they lay down together, too, and slept side by side.  The times she, and her mare herd, would guide him through the night back to his stall where his equine senior was waiting for him. 

Oh, the memories.  And they're all in Cowgirl's heart.

If all goes well, I'll be getting a part of Red back.


10 comments:

  1. Oh Linda, I can feel the love you have for your Red - and the emotion his loss evokes. Beautiful keepsake, did you make it? I truly hope you get a part of Red back, through Cowgirl.

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    1. The veterinarian took his tail hair and they had that made for me. ❤️

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    2. It's beautiful and very thoughtful of them.

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  2. A timely visit from the doves. Hopefully, you'll get the reincarnation of Red with this breeding.

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    1. ❤️ He’s such a big part of Cowgirl, I think she can’t help but pass a part of him on.

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  3. Red will always be in your heart and a part of him will always stay with Cowgirl. And if she has a foal I’m sure she’ll pass some of Red down to her baby. Lovely keepsake.

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    1. It is a special angel. ❤️ It was a really thoughtful thing for the vet clinic to do. I think that Even though Red was a gelding, his imprint was as strong as genetics. He took Cowgirl under his wing. He wasn’t proud cut like Little Joe—in fact, he had a maternal spirit. Cowgirl just thought the world of him and would stand by his side through thick and thin. I always admired her for that. She knew how to recognize a good one.

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  4. That is really lovely & serene. :-)

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  5. This is going to be a very special foal. I was just thinking about Little Joe- you could use him for teasing.

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    1. Yes. He’s good for that. She was in heat a week ago and they were doing the whole routine, but he was only mounting Foxy. Cowgirl was peeing around him and getting in position, but he didn’t do anything with her. Does that mean she wasn’t ready or just that Foxy wasn’t allowing him to breed other mares?

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