The Spirit Of Your Horse Lives On...

Welcome to Hoofbeats in Heaven, a 1000 plus page gateway to horse loss resources created to provide the information, solace and support you may be seeking. Here you will find you are not alone in your grief over the loss of your horse.

While society increasingly recognizes that a dog or cat is a cherished member of the family, a horse is still largely considered to be nothing more then a head of livestock. Here we know that we love our horses as much as any family member and we mourn their death just as deeply.

Visitors to Hoofbeats In Heaven (HIH) understand and respect the unique and deep bonds we form with our equine companions. You can't love and bond with a horse and not know what spiritual beings they are. We know that painful void left from their physical absence. And so our goal is to help you come to terms with your loss, begin to embrace your precious memories and ultimately, to find peace in fully knowing that your horse lives on as long as you carry him in your heart.

No matter what our individual idea of heaven may be, we know that our horse's spirit never dies. We hope that HIH will help you cope with the pain of losing your horse so that you can feel his spirit live within you once again. You can begin now just by listening to your heart - there it is - that sound that keeps your horse close and can bring peace to your spirit - that glorious sound of hoofbeats in heaven.

Cindy Garrett

Hoofbeats In Heaven
by Kim McElroy

Somewhere...somewhere in time's own space
There must be some sweet pastured place
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow
Some Paradise where horses go.
For by the love that guides my pen
I know great horses live again.

Stanley Harrison

Hoofbeats In Heaven's Support Resources
Hoofprints On My Heart Memorial tribute for your horse with photo.
Support Group Where every member understands your grief.

Candle Lightings

Light an eternal flame for your horse.

Equine Quotes

Extensive collection

Support Group Honorees

We honor our group members' horses.

In Praise Of The Horse

Tribute to the human/equine bond through the written word.

Support Links

Information/products to help you before and after your loss.
HIH Portrait The story of our portrait (above) and how to have your own.
Terms Of Use Please read before using our resources.





"Presented by the Membership of the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association to Cindy Garrett in recognition of her advancement of animal welfare through extraordinary service."

While this is a personal honor, what means the most to me is the recognition by the veterinary profession of the importance of horse loss support. Thank you to the WSVMA for the acknowledgement of the strength of the horse/human bond and the ensuing grief we all must work through when our equine companions go on ahead of us.


Recommends that grieving horse owners visit Hoofbeats in Heaven to make use of our support.

Reader's letter thanking Horse & Rider for referring readers to HIH where she found comfort on the loss of her beloved companion.


Names Hoofbeats in Heaven as the internet's horse loss support site of choice.


"Once in a great while, a person comes along with a truly unique and worthy idea, an idea that is so simple that we all wonder why we didn't think of it first.  "Hoofbeats In Heaven" is one of those ideas, Cindy is one of those people.

Hoofbeats In Heaven is a beacon in the night for those of us who have lost one of our most beloved companions, our horse. We all share our loss, we share our loves, and we all understand that in the sharing we again join with God's most noble of creations.

This website and the accompanying support group are a MUST SEE for anyone who has ever had a horse."

Hoofbeats In Heaven exists because
of my heavenly horse.....


Hoofbeats In Heaven is dedicated to my beloved Dad, who passed away in 2005. He gave me the great gift of loving and knowing the Horse.

And to my dear Mom, who has now joined my Dad. She lovingly surrendered to the fact that more of my childhood would be spent with our horses then in dresses.

I miss you both more then words can express.

Copyright © 2003-2021 Hoofbeats in Heaven. All rights reserved. Site content may not be reproduced in any form.