My horse, Holly, died on
the 25th of April. She was only eight and died from a cruel disease known
as grass sickness.
She fought it so bravely and at times we thought maybe she could pull through.
But on a Monday afternoon in April, she had a very bad turn and the vet had
to put her to sleep. I am still very much in shock (especially as I had only
ridden her a few days before) but I realise now that I have to reflect on
the great times we had together.
Holly was an AMAZING horse and my perfect pony! We did a great sponsored
ride the week before she died with the Tedworth where she jumped absolutely
everything! We have also won many rosettes together in show jumping classes
ranging from 2ft 3 to 3ft! We were also preparing to do a hunter Trials in
May where I know she would have given her all! Holly always gave 100% effort
and the two of us got along so well, We made a great team!
I still really can't believe she's gone and I will miss her so much, especially
as I was looking forward to having her for the rest of her life.
Losing Holly has been the hardest and most awful thing in my life and
I know I will never forget her and also never stop loving her. But I hope
she is happy and rests in peace.
Goodbye, Holly. I will never forget you, darling.