Friday, January 21, 2011

Tarbaby


I am very sad to tell you that Tarbaby died this morning. We let him and Grace out for a while in the arena.......They both rolled in the sand, played a little, then Grace was tired....but Tarbaby continued to buck, rear and play....... he came running up to the stall, reared and then fell over ...already dying. I got to him, he whinnied a little and then passed away. I have not cried so hard in such a long time......like losing your friend.
We have loved him for the past year and a half....we will miss him. He has been the horse that has kept me going when I thought I couldn't do it anymore. He sang for his grain slop each morning and it always lifted my spirits to hear him sing his "give me grain" song.

For those of you who asked, Tarbaby was 25'ish, perhaps a little older. A Thoroughbred, tattoed and very handsome...of course, love is blind, so if he had any conformation faults......we didn't see them.

RIP Tarbaby....you were a good boy.

Thank you Mary and Jason for the help this morning.

2 comments:

Doreen said...

I am so very very sorry for your loss! I loved reading about him and hearing about how he was doing! I am happy that he went out with a last horrah, whooping it up like a kid. Glad Gracie got to play with him one last time.......maybe it was his way of saying his fair wells to her! May God comfort all that had the pleasure of meeting him and those who read about him.

Denali's Mom said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. He was so lucky to land in your hands and to feel love.