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  1. #1
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    Default Road to the Rainbow Bridge

    One of my very favorite mares at a neighbors farm let everyone know she was just too tired to make it through another winter. She was 34 and produced so many great race babies. They turned her out with her herd for her last sunrise and I photographed it for them .She was well loved her entire life.
    As breeders we deal with this more often than any other group of horsemen and thought you might like these images. They let her go later that morning. It was a glorious sunrise...
    http://smilebox.com/playBlog/4e544d7...344f513d3d0d0a
    Touchstone Farm. Visit us at the slideshow of our Dutch mares and foals below! 30 mnutes of photos.
    http://www.smilebox.com/playBlog/4d6...304f513d3d0d0a



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    What a moving tribute to a wonderful mare -- thank you so much for sharing



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    I couldn't tell which one she was of course but it did look like the universe put on quite a show for her send off. Godspeed old girl, how I wish they all had a story such as yours.



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    What a nice tribute and beautiful pictures! I imagine the bridge will look something like it. We've had some really nice sunsets here but I never get to see sunrise. I feed before dawn and am getting ready for work when the sun actually comes up. Going to have to try to catch more of them.
    Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Goethe



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    How moving and beautiful.
    Godspeed, sweet mare.



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    Wow. I'm crying.
    Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver, Equine Insurance Specialist



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    That is really neat. Godspeed pretty girl.



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    Beautiful. RIP sweet old girl...



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    Touchstone -- what lovely photos! A grand send off for a grand mare.



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    Thank you so much for that - it was beautiful! What a great mare who had a wonderful life.

    Terri
    COTH, keeping popcorn growers in business for years.

    "I need your grace to remind me to find my own." Snow Patrol-Chasing Cars. This line reminds me why I have horses.



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    Wow - that was beautigul...


    I love the last photo of her walking past the gate into the sunrise.....
    Bridal Sweet 05/28/1983 to 01/23/2008





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    What a wonderful tribute to an old mare. I wish all would love their horses that much. Made me cry as I have a 31 year old Trakehner lady and we may have to face the way to the Rainbow Bridge sooner or later too.
    Gwendolyn
    http://www.gestuet-falkenhorst.com
    Exceptional colored German WBs, TBs and Arabians



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    Godspeed sweet girl. I have quite a few already up there paving the way for you and waiting to show you around. You'll be missed, but you won't be alone.
    Tranquility Farm - Proud breeder of Born in the USA Sport Horses, and Cob-sized Warmbloods
    Now apparently completely invisible!



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    BEAUTIFUL, thank you for sharing.



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    I loved it. Thank you.
    Sandy
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    Beautiful! And pass the hankies....
    Julie
    www.centaurfencing.com
    Safer, Stronger, Lasts Longer!
    Godspeed BARBARO--Run fast and free!



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    Shirley,
    The love and compassion for the beloved mare just shows through your work. you really do put your blessings and talents to use for the good of others.

    Thanks for sharing. You are quite special.
    Hugs,
    Donna Ray



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    Absolutely beautiful.
    www.grayfoxfarms.com Home of Redwine, Aloha, Federalist, Romantic Star and Rated R.



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