"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Horses and heartache

I wish someone could tell me why horses and heartache so often go together...
Horses bring so much joy.
Losing them brings too much pain.
In my thirty plus years with horses I've dealt with a lot...
You'd think it'd get easier...
Somehow it seems the opposite.

On Saturday we lost a treasure~ "Balion." 

Bali sure was a "classy" guy!

He taught us all so much.

xOxOThanks soooo MUCH for sharing him 
with me and my family Ashley n Diane!!!!!!xOxO

He made us all smile and appreciate our time in the saddle.
EVERYONE who met him became his fan.

Bali had looks, brains and talent
(and more than a few endearing quirks)
wrapped up in one huge heart.
He will be immensely missed.

 "Some trails are happy ones, 
Others are blue. 
It's the way you ride the trail that counts, 
Here's a happy one for you. 

Happy trails to you, 
Until we meet again. 
Happy trails to you, 
Keep smilin' until then. 

Who cares about the clouds when we're together? 
Just sing a song, and bring the sunny weather. 

Happy trails to you, 
Til we meet again." 

We love you Bali!


farmer said...

so sorry for your loss

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Flartus said...

He was loved, and obviously enjoyed his life. And there's nothing sad about that part. But it's clear why he'd leave a big hole in a lot of people's lives. Looks like one of those horses you're honored to have known.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

So sorry...what a beautiful horse...Hugs!

brooke said...

Oh honey - I am so sorry. He looks like a good worker and a great guy. It so sad. Horses are so stinking loveable when they are good guys that when they have to go they leave such a hole in your heart.

Lori O'Brien Photography said...

I am deeply saddened to hear of your news. My heart just aches for all of you. The bond between rider and horse is like no other. I wish there were words to ease your pain. My prayers are with each of you. Wishing you strength in this difficult time.

Lori,Sydney,Colin and Mike

1 Funky Woman said...

Here you are leaving such kind words for my loss and this was just about the sweetest tribute. It brought tears to my eyes! It sure looks like he brought so much joy to everyone who met him.

My husband grew up with horses so I know the connection they have on humans. When he lost Scooter he was so sad. He still talks about him.

Take care and enjoy the memories! You sure have some beautiful pictures to look back on!

Shelby said...

Bali was a wonderful horse. I know how much joy he brought to my sister, mother, and everyone else who has ever met him. He was truly amazing and brought so much love to our family. It is so hard to lose any animal. He will be deeply missed. I know the bond that my sister Ashleigh and mother Diane have with him will never be forgotten. We love you Bali!


Shelby said...

Also thank you Leslie for such a wonderful tribute. The pictures and kind words brought tears to my eyes.

Bali will always be in our hearts.


Jessie said...

Such a beautiful tribute to Bali. He was an amazing horse and holds an irreplaceable piece of Ashleigh's heart, as well as my mom and everyone else who had the chance to spend time with him. It's so hard to lose such an amazing creature and the pictures and kind words show how much joy he brought to everyone. He will definitely never be forgotten! Thank you Leslie for doing such a great tribute to him as I know he meant a lot to you as well. You have done so much for Ashleigh and my mom and we thank you for giving Bali such a great home. Bali will always be in our hearts!

Ruth said...

What a beautiful tribute! I was so sorry to hear the sad news and wish good healing to alll those who loved Bali. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!


Flat Creek Farm said...

I am so sorry ;( What a gorgeous horse!! Hugs, Tammy