Gone but not Forgotten


Asia arrived with Flashy and Belle, thin and foundered. She is also 42 inches and very nice. She will need months of rehab before she can begin her quest for her new home. She is very quiet and nice. Her age is unknown but estimated at 12 plus years. She has one blue eye and one black eye.


Asia and Flash arrived with severe founder. They were 22 years old and suffering badly. With no recovery at all in over a month, we and the vet agreed with age comes slower recovery if any at all. After days of deliberation and last efforts, we agreed it was their time. I found this poem that reminds me of them and hope they are running the meadows as I write this, they will be missed by many. The good news is, the reason they arrived in the first place is that their owner had passed and as I understand were her life and special babies. I hope they are reunited today.

The Rainbow Bridge for Horses

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 other…one person…one 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.

Author Unknown

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