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Old Oct 2nd, 2011, 9:17 pm   #1
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My friend of 23 years...

My friend of 23 years went to greener pastures... :-( He was 30, a venerable age for a horse.
So many good memories fill my heart but yet the sorrow has not gone away...


My daughters first rode him just a few weeks after they were born.
Godspeed Big James

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For her I climbed the highest mountain!
For her I swam across the deepest ocean!
For her I walked through the largest desert!
And then she left me... She said I was never home!!!


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Old Oct 2nd, 2011, 9:32 pm   #2
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Re: My friend of 23 years...

Gilles,
He was beautiful! I'm so sorry for your loss.
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Old Oct 2nd, 2011, 11:48 pm   #3
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Re: My friend of 23 years...

Fine looking horse... they are just "big dogs".... and they really steal your heart...

I'm sure he knew you loved him... and perhaps will ride again...
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Old Oct 3rd, 2011, 8:35 am   #4
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Re: My friend of 23 years...

Reminded me of your post that linked to Big James and Victoria. I'm thinking they were both very blessed, as were you and the rest of the family, Gilles. Comfort in knowing that should ease the pain just a little.

Click here for those who missed it last year, and for those liking another look.
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Re: My friend of 23 years...

My condolences, Giles. What a magnificent animal he was. Thanks for the link, Dick. Was good to see again.
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Re: My friend of 23 years...

Sorry to hear about that Gilles. My wife is a horse lover, and she thought he was a good looking boy!
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Re: My friend of 23 years...

Our sympathy, Gilles. Horses are great companions... workers... friends.

I had not seen the video before. I am in awe. Thanks for posting that again, Dick.
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Amazing how an animal can bring such joy to our lives, and how much it hurts when they leave us.
Looks like he had a beautiful life and was a fine looking gentleman.
Enjoyed the video and can only imagine all the great memories you and your family must have.
I enjoy seeing my wife's quarter horse each day in the green pasture that is our front yard even tho I don't ride.
I dream of coming back as him in my next life.
See you in FT Bragg this weekend.
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Re: My friend of 23 years...

Thank you all. You now understand why the Ride For Joy charity was so special to me.
Dick, thank you for posting the link...
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For her I climbed the highest mountain!
For her I swam across the deepest ocean!
For her I walked through the largest desert!
And then she left me... She said I was never home!!!


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