Welcome to PetForums

Join thousands of other pet owners and pet lovers on the UK's most popular and friendly pet community and discussion forum.

Sign Up

Loss of my pony and the grief

Discussion in 'Rainbow Bridge' started by Penrick, May 8, 2019.


  1. Penrick

    Penrick PetForums Newbie

    Joined:
    May 8, 2019
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    It’s been six months since I lost my beloved old pony. I had owned her for 18 years and she was well over 34 years old. She was the most wonderful pony in the world. The grief has been extremely hard especially first thing in the morning. I just wanted to share though, with you all, some of the things that have helped me in my journey of grief, in the hope that it may help someone else. I’ve done the following things which have also helped me to feel close to my beloved pony Mojo.
    . Collected all her photos and put them into an album and written dates and memories on them
    . Made a memorial table of her ashes and special things in my bedroom
    . Created a garden in her memory.
    . Planted her a special rosebush
    . Had a plaque made to go on a bench overlooking her special garden
    . Talked about her to friends, family and strangers.
    . Made tassels out of her tail hair.
    . Had jewellery made from her ashes
    . Written letters to her
    . Talked to her
    . Written tributes to her in different forums
    . Used forums to talk about my loss and the awful feelings that come with it
    . Made online friends through pet loss forums

    Finally, on the six month anniversary of her death, I published a website that I had been months making, in her memory. This has really, really helped me. It tells the story of our life together, the awful night she died and the grief that followed. Please message me for the link if you would like to read it as I cannot post it here.


    Xxxx Pennie
     

    Attached Files:

    #1 Penrick, May 8, 2019
    Last edited: May 8, 2019
  2. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2013
    Messages:
    20,028
    Likes Received:
    26,239
    Very sorry for your loss :(
     
    Calvine likes this.
  3. niamh123

    niamh123 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2018
    Messages:
    2,084
    Likes Received:
    1,410
    So sorry for your loss
     
    Calvine likes this.
  4. kimthecat

    kimthecat PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    13,377
    Likes Received:
    15,882
    Im so sorry to hear this.
    She was beautiful.
    Run free, Mojo.
     
    Calvine likes this.
  5. Calvine

    Calvine PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2012
    Messages:
    8,316
    Likes Received:
    9,370
    I can well imagine you felt you had no reason to get up: the fact is that with a horse or a pony, they do take up a very large part of your day. Generally speaking, unless you own an equestrian property, you have to go out morning and evening to feed and hay them. If they are stabled, they have to be brought in, rugs put on/taken off, stable mucked out, field cleared. Then there are the times you are waiting for a vet, a farrier or a delivery of haylage - they are a huge part of your life, that's fact. She was a great age; you probably never thought when you got her at 16 you would have her for so long, which is a tribute to how well you cared for her and she must have been aware of how much you loved her. RIP Mojo. XX
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice