Hoofbeats in Heaven has its own e-mail support group created
to provide the solace and comfort you are seeking. Here you will find
you are not alone in your grief over the death of your horse.
As a group of over 550 horse lovers who have lost, or are anticipating
losing, our cherished family member, we understand and respect the deep bond
that you form with your equine companion. We know, perhaps better then anyone,
the pain and emotional void left from their physical absence. Our goal
is to help each other work through our grief and to find peace in coming
to know that our horses live on if we carry them in our hearts.
We have created various resources to help you begin to see through your grief
that you can come to focus less on the death of your horse and begin to focus
on the glory of his/her life. All group members are invited to
start a Photo Album of their beloved horse and to include them in our Honor
Roll. Once a week we honor one of our member's horses who has gone
on ahead by posting his/her photo. And you can request that list members
light a candle for you and your horse on a day of particular hardship for
you; the anniversary of your horse's death, for example.
We welcome your memories and stories of your horse, memorial tributes, grief
healing information, questions, and your own experience of losing your horse.
The topics we discuss are endless, as we continually strive to listen, respond
Join the Hoofbeats in
Heaven Horse Loss Support Group
For anyone who is not familiar
with an e-mail group, here is a brief description: When you subscribe, you
receive the messages written by members of that group. When you choose
to reply to messages, or want to start a new topic, your
e-mail is in turn received by the other group members. What results is a wonderful
circle of communication and support. In the
case of Hoofbeats in Heaven's support group, members are able to communicate
with others who understand what it is to love and lose their cherished horse.
Only group members can receive mail or read messages at the group site.
To get started, click on the group link above. If you aren't yet a
registered user of Yahoo's e-mail groups, you will be directed to first fill
out their simple form. You can then sign up to be approved to join us. Since Hoofbeats In Heaven is a very specialized group, we have criteria by which we determine who best will benefit from our group. We therefore do not automatically approve everyone. However, our website is always here to provide public support.
1. We are not professional grief counselors. The purpose of this group is to share our first-hand experiences of grief and recovery from the loss of our own horses. If you are
experiencing deep depression and/or prolonged grief, we strongly advise you to seek
2. We always strive to keep our list a safe place
where you can trust that the personal and sensitive subject matter of our
list is respected. To that end, only join us if you
are dealing with the death of your horse, or his/her imminent loss. Anyone whose motives
appear suspicious and/or any member who disrespects another's grief will immediately be unsubscribed so
that the integrity of our group always remains intact.