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Feb 10

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fuschia says:

My Precious Hazel

16 years ago an excited 16 year old girl bought her first horse.  Hazel was a 15.2Hh part bred arab strawberry roan, a real beauty.  She was seventeen when I got her and had been badly treated with cigarette burns on her back and scared of absolutely everything.  Once we had formed our bond we became inseperable on a few ocassions on the way back to a friends house after clubbing(very drunk) we had to walk past the yard which was obviously closer and meant the heels could come off so we would all sneak into our horses stables grab a couple of rugs and snuggle with our horses for the night.  With Hazel I could never oversleep, when she was hungry at 7 am she would pull the rugs off me and with my head pounding I would get her fed and sorted for the day.  She broke her leg in the field when I had her about 3 years, we got through it together and were lucky enough to be able to hack out gently for another 2 years.  At 22 I retired her due to her back, she adjusted well and was blissfully happy turned out with her husband Pinkie, they went everywhere together and would even share a food bowl if they could get the chance.  Sadly when Hazel was 24 she was put to sleep due to arthritis and general old age(I didn't want to just mask her discomfort with bute).  Pinkie was lost for days and I was still getting up and going to the stables to do him so we got through it together.  I miss her so much and wish I could just have one more cuddle, she is always with me in everything I do, She was put to sleep on 31st July 2001 and although nearly 9 years ago I can't listen to 3 songs: Simon and Garfunkel- Bright Eyes, Robbie Williams - Eternity, and Faith Evans - Ther you'll Be (Pearl Harbour) listen to them and you'll understand.  Pinkie still misses her and he is 22 now and retired too but we always talk about her.  Our horses and other animals are here for a reason they try to find the right person for them, but this does not always happen for them, our horses are the lucky ones we have loved and lost them.  Spare a thought for those that were not so lucky.


(Not meaning to putt a downer on things that is)

Paula J

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Jun 08

Posts: 3625

Re: My Precious Hazel

Sometimes "your" special horse comes along and you become one. I did with Tia a PBA flea bitten grey and know exactly what you mean. I was 38 when my hubby bought her for me and she was my very first horse. You will miss her but the beautiful memories and laughter that you both shared will stay with you forever. xxxx

Horses - if God made anything more beautiful, he kept it for himself. ~Author Unknown

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Aug 08

Posts: 2658

appycob says:

Re: My Precious Hazel

thats a beautiful story. She sounds like such a wonderful girl. Do you have any photos you can put on here? Your memories will live on in your heart, and I know exactly where you're coming from with the songs. There You'll Be is one that I find very hard to listen to. I have 2 lines of it in my signature below and I'm seriously considering having the words tattooed on my back. ((((hugs)))) to you xxx

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Aug 09

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Happyglowie says:

Re: My Precious Hazel

That brought tears to my eyes, I count myself very lucky that I have not had to go through that with any of my own horses yet, even the thought of it would make me cry. But it was a very thoughtful piece and Hazel was lucky you came across her and gave her such a wonderful home and i'm sure all her (and your) memories were very happy ones.

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Sep 08

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brook says:

Re: My Precious Hazel

Beautiful story Fuschia, I had a lump in my throat reading it. Hazel found love and happiness with you and that must have been so rewarding. We need to do our very best by them whilst they are here with us and I treasure the time that I spend with my boy. You are right, some are not so lucky and that's very sad as every horse and pony deserves a happy life. 

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