Every Saturday, I go out to Virginia to train my friend's horse. When I went out there for the first time, I met a mini pony named Bullet. I fell in love with him at first sight. He made me beyond happy. I spent a lot of time with him that first day. Every time I went out I would run straight to his paddock and ring out his name and he would whinny right back! He was always the last one I said goodbye to, after G of course, and I just couldn't believe his cuteness. I was in love but didn't truly realize it until this Wednesday evening. I received a text message saying "I am so sorry sweetie, but Bullet had to be put down tonight. I said a final goodbye for you." It hadn't hit me until I got to my own barn later that day. I was trying to avoid the true reality of what was going on by cleaning tack and getting one of my horses Minnie ready for a ride. I rode her and then got off. It was then that it hit me. My heart literally sunk to the bottom of my stomach and I collapsed to the floor and started bawling my eyes out. The feeling of losing a horse you truly love, is the worst feeling in the world, and I am so sad to say that I have had to feel that twice this year all ready. So Bullet, here is my final goodbye to you:
You are probably the cutest horse (pony) I have ever met. No doubt. And of course, I was originally in love just for your appearance, but you are too sweet for words. You didn't like anyone else, yet you perked your ears for me. I felt loved. You found someone that was in need of a little help and needed someone to cheer them up, and you came to my rescue. You were my sunshine. My fluffy little ball of sunshine. I honestly don't know what I will do without you and your sunshine that made my week better automatically. So here is what I promise you: I promise to find some more sunshine and keep up the work you were doing for me, and I promise to take care of your best friend Cookie. She will get lots of hugs and kisses from me every weekend. I regret not getting to say all of this in person, but please know that I love you to the moon and back. Rest in Peace, little sunshine. I love you.
And my message to all of you readers: go hug your horses tonight. I did. You never know when they will be taken away from you. I never thought I would see this day come. Tell them you love them even on bad days and never take one moment for granted.