I Was Her Human

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I Was Her Human

Postby Tarlo Farm » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:09 pm

She was my first mare. Bett On Zena. Zena, Warrior Princess. Broodmare Extrodinaire. She claimed me early, resting her jaw on my head or my shoulder, glaring with ears back when others would come close when we were loving on each other. Gently insisting I'd rub her fanny, groom her first and last. She'd tucked her head in my armpit when I'd stroked her face just enough, leaning, blowing gently.
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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby Linden » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:52 pm

I'm so sorry for your loss <3
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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby PaulaO » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:17 pm

I’m sorry for the Zena size hole in your heart. God speed, Zena Warrior Princess.

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby heddylamar » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:41 am

I'm so sorry ;(

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby WheresMyWhite » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:19 am

Tarlo Farm, so sorry to read of your loss.

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby StraightForward » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:25 am

I'm so sorry.
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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby Koolkat » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:25 am

So sad to read this, Tarlo. You were so lucky to find each other.

Godspeed, good mare.

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby KathyK » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:15 am

I'm so very sorry, Tarlo.

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby Moutaineer » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:39 am

Ah, I am sorry, Tarlo. It's so hard to lose our dear friends.

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby exvet » Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:56 pm

She joins many great ones on the other side. Godspeed Zena. Hugs to you TF.

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby LeoApp » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:12 pm

So very sorry for your loss.

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby Chisamba » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:38 pm

My sympathies. Saying goodbye is so sad

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby PhoenixRising » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:50 pm

So sorry for your loss.
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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby Abby Kogler » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:06 pm

Thank you for sharing her with us. Im so sorry.

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby Chancellor » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:17 pm

Saying goodbye is the hardest thing we do when we welcome animals into our lives. It never gets easier. Godspeed Zena. Hugs to you Tarlo.

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby Kelo » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:00 pm

I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby Hayburner » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:57 pm

So sorry for your loss of this special and oh so loving mare. She will remain on your heart forever.

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby Ryeissa » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:13 pm

:( sorry for your loss

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby redsoxluvr » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:45 am

Sorry for your loss.

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby piedmontfields » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:33 pm

Godspeed, Zena. Thinking of you, Tarlo.

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby Rockabilly » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:52 pm

You were her everything and she knew it. That matters. We give our hearts to our horses and when they leave us they take it with them. Just saying the words "I'm sorry" is just not enough, but we know we all feel the same.

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby Tarlo Farm » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:40 pm

Thanks everyone. Only a couple people outside of here know and I told them I didn't want to talk about it. The condolences are only bearable here, where I can cry in peace and solitude. Even when you KNOW it's the right thing to do, it's so DAMN awful. I hurt now for Xan and her upcoming trial. With a young horse too. Honestly, it's the worst thing about owning an animal. The worst.

Her grave is in sight, and I planted daffodils on it - the only thing the deer don't eat.
I'm 61, I've owned horses for 54 years, and the youngest of my three remaining horses is 18. I've thought, no more. I can't do this any more.
And then my stupid mind started calculating if I got another one in a few years, about five or six years old, then when I'm in my late 70's and likely not riding, I could give it away to a good kid. So my horse-ownership won't end with putting down my last horse. I am an addict.

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby Kyra's Mom » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:20 am

{{{{Tarlo Farm}}}}

My condolences.

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby Canyon » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:32 pm

I'm so sorry for the loss of your special mare.

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby Sunshine2Me » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:15 pm

I'm so very sorry for your loss.

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby Flight » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:56 am

So very sorry :(

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby fergusnc » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:53 pm

You were, you still are, and you always will be. Hugs to you, and glad we all have a place to come share with friends we may never have seen, let alone met, when we just don't have in it us to talk to "real live friends" we see or talk to each day.

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby Xanthoria » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:37 pm

Tarlo Farm wrote:Thanks everyone. Only a couple people outside of here know and I told them I didn't want to talk about it. The condolences are only bearable here, where I can cry in peace and solitude. Even when you KNOW it's the right thing to do, it's so DAMN awful. I hurt now for Xan and her upcoming trial. With a young horse too. Honestly, it's the worst thing about owning an animal. The worst.

Her grave is in sight, and I planted daffodils on it - the only thing the deer don't eat.
I'm 61, I've owned horses for 54 years, and the youngest of my three remaining horses is 18. I've thought, no more. I can't do this any more.
And then my stupid mind started calculating if I got another one in a few years, about five or six years old, then when I'm in my late 70's and likely not riding, I could give it away to a good kid. So my horse-ownership won't end with putting down my last horse. I am an addict.


Isn't it wonderful to have a place among friends to grieve? In real life non horsey friends don't get it.

I'm an addict too - and while it's going to take time to heal, part of the healing is knowing horses EXIST, in all their wild and wonderful ways. It gives us hope. We can online horse shop together when the time is right!

I'm so sorry your good mare has gone :cry: but she's still with you, a few steps behind with the rest of the invisible herd of horses we collect as time goes by. They follow us forever.

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby Tarlo Farm » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:39 pm

Oh Xan... :( :( :(

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Re: I Was Her Human

Postby Xanthoria » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:40 am

(((hugs)))


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