by Tamara Horne
I'm so thankful to have found this group so that I may share memories of my soul mate and heart horse, Classy, my OTTB I adopted from the track at age 5 and lost 3 years ago at age 38. She took a piece of my heart with her when she crossed that Rainbow Bridge and even though I now have other horses...a Hanoverian, a Dutch Warmblood and a Trakhener...(I'm a dressage rider) I don't have nearly the connection I had with my Classy Girl! I swear we could actually read each other's minds. It amazed me that I could simply walk into the barn, not say a word and she knew if I was mad, glad, sad, etc. Even though it's been 3 years I still cry as I right this as I remember the way she would put her head on my shoulder in comfort. I called them her hugs and there was no better therapy in the world than her gentle nickers and whinnying when she heard my car approach and when I entered the barn. It may sound stupid but I truly believe we had a spiritual connection. When it was time for her to go, I knew the moment I walked into the barn that morning. She "hugged" me, gently nickered and I swear she was saying "Mom, it's time. We have had so many wonderful years together but I'm tired. You'll be fine and I'll be near you always until we can be together again."
Sometimes I feel guilty that I don't feel that same connection with my geldings and stallions. I love them dearly but no horse will ever compare to my dear sweet Classy Girl! 😓😓
Sorry for the long post but I appreciate you letting me share!