No idea who wrote this poem, I stumbled across it on someone's youtube account but they said they just came across it too, but its so lovely and brings a tear to my eye every time I read it. Obviously people change the colouring for their horse and so this one is about mine..! My gold and white beauty, my friend. It seems that our time here has come to its end, And now is the moment I have come to dread Where I must release you to go on ahead. You have been faithful, I ask nothing more, Except for a minute like the ones before. But your ears are lifeless, your eyes lost their light, And it's time to surrender to this final fight. Those feet that have carried me feel only pain. The back I have mounted won't be burdened again. Your tail now droops downward where you once held it high, And you can't gallop freely, despite how you try. I know that it's time but it hurts just the same. There's a crack in my voice when I whisper your name. But I take off your halter- it's time that you go. I can't ask you to stay here forever, you know. With a last hug, a kiss, and a stroke of your face, I hope to send you to a far better place. A place without fear and a place without pain Where all days are sunny and none of them rain. Where you can run free with no fences or walls. You will live in the fields - no more paddocks or stalls. So gallop on, gorgeous. The world's at your feet. Your eyes shine again, your legs become fleet. Age will not matter and you will be strong. So come now, my beauty. It will not be long. Are you ready, my boy? It is time you were free.