by Heartbeat for horses

With a heavy heart and tears in my eyes
It ways me down to have to say goodbye
Two years you've been in my life
Saying goodbye is too much to bare

I wish I could have had more time by your side
Too get to know you more and more
But before i knew it i was told the news
You had finished your journey and left to heaven

I never got to say goodbye
It hurts so deep tears never leave my eyes
I can't bare this feeling any longer
But what doesn't kill you makes you stronger

For one last time
I love you so much
I'll see you up there one day

I love you Tango. I miss you so much. I can tell the other horses miss you too, especially Peppy. I went to see him today and he acted so different. I walked him by your stall and he nickered so soft. When you didn't answer he wouldn't move.

We both miss you sweet horse. Have fun up there in those lush green pastures galloping around like a young colt. I will miss you so much. Goodbye and I love you.

Rest in peace, Tango.

I would give anything

You taught me the something
When you left
How life carries on even after death
You live forever in my heart

I would give anything
To see your face one more time
To braid your long grey mane
To kiss your soft muzzle touch

Even though you're gone from my sight
Your always in my heart making the earth shine
So I remember you
For the rest of my time

When I see you again
I'll throw my arms around your neck
Once again braid that mane
Everything will be the same but better

Just keeping up the poems to remember you, buddy. It hurts writing them but it also brings a smile to face! Me and Peppy miss you! We'll see you again one day Tango. Have fun in God's pastures!

God looked around his pastures
And found an empty place
He looked down from heaven
At your tired face

He took you too his home
To graze for eternity
Never to lose hope
And live in serenity

Just a note for you gals--Tango was put to sleep because he had developed founder from grazing. There was no way to fix it so that is why I wrote the mini poem above. Now, he can graze again after none for 6 months straight.

Where is the good in goodbye?

Goodbye--it's a common word everyone hears nearly everyday.

Recently, one of my favorite horses, Tango, was euthanized after he developed and dealt with founder for nearly six months. It broke my heart and I still find myself crying at night.

The day I was told the horrible news I was riding home from the barn. I had just told my Mom what happened whilst sobbing my heart out. I remember these few words I said before we pulled into the driveway, "I never even got to say goodbye."

But really, why is the word "Good" in "Goodbye"?

Just this morning, I was thinking about it as I was looking at old photos and videos of Tango. I wanted to write and post something about this on HCG when it hit me. Goodbye is more like see you later.

I started to think. Maybe the good part about goodbye is knowing you will see them again one day, keeping that one thought and one hope in your heart that someday you will see them again. But there is only one way to see them again--by knowing God and his word, to confess your sins to him and ask for forgiveness.

I know reading the bible these last couple weeks has really helped me with losing Tango. So maybe goodbye isn't such a sad word.

So next time, instead of saying goodbye, say see you later.


I thought I was doing better after losing Tango but I realized a moment ago that I'm not. I just have been doing things that kept him off my mind then a few minutes ago I just lost it. I miss him so much more than I ever imagined. I never knew how much I loved him until he was gone. I love you Tango.

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Mar 10, 2018
Sob, sob, sob
by: Horses Rock This World!!!!!!

You are so good at poetry!

I'm so sorry for your loss. My dog was put down because he was bleeding into his brain and these poems described everything I was going through. I cried the whole time I read them. But know I feel a bit better.

You really helped me. Thank you.

Sep 14, 2017
Goodbye Riley
by: Dream

I have been riding Riley for 3 years and he has been for sale for over a month. He was sold and he's leaving the barn and leaving me forever, 800 miles apart. I'm going to miss him more than words can explain.

I love you Riley. I'm going to miss you more than anything. Thank you for being my partner in crime.I love you! Goodbye best friend...

Apr 18, 2017
by: Anonymous

Aww, hey Haddie! I've missed you on here. Thank you. I miss him but I know he is happy where he is.

Apr 17, 2017
by: Haddie

Hey Heartbeat, remember me? I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm also glad you're my sister in Christ and I'll be praying for you. Horses come and go but God and His Word are always there and He's the most important part of life. I know it must still hurt though. Glad you're a little better.

Mar 08, 2017
by: Heartbeat for horses

Yes, this is a real horse. Thank you for all the sweet comments! I'm doing a little better now. Peppy has helped a lot and so have you guys! I miss him but I know he is in a better place now and I know he is looking down on me and Peppy watching over us. Love you guys!

Mar 06, 2017
so sweet!
by: hoofbeats

Like I said: I know how you feel, I've lost more than one horse in my life. But they are all happy in God's lush pastures forever!

I feel your pain. I never got to say goodbye to any of them. ;(

Mar 05, 2017
by: Anonymous

Was this a real horse? If so, I am so sorry for your loss. If not, well good story!

Mar 02, 2017
by: AHorseLovingGirl

This is so sweet to do for him but SO sad! I'm sorry about Tango! You did a great job writing this :)

Mar 02, 2017
by: Anonymous

OMG! That picture looks exactly like Tango. Thank you for posting it. It brought some tears to my eyes but a smile to my face.

Mar 02, 2017
this is so sweet
by: hoofbeats

This is so sweet of you, to write a poem in his honor!

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