In Honor of Ben

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  1. Stimp profile image72
    Stimpposted 9 years ago

    I wrote a Hub several weeks ago about my horse Ben and how he gave his life for me (no I'm not self promoting).  That accident happened one year ago today.  Pray (or take a moment of silence) that I can find the exact spot where he passed to so I place the cross we built from our barn wood.  No one who would know seems to be responding.

    Thanks all.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      oh heres to BEN< I love horses, see I am a prettydarkhorse!I really feel for you for the lost!

      1. Stimp profile image72
        Stimpposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, you ARE a prettydarkhorse....Thanks.

  2. Niteriter profile image73
    Niteriterposted 9 years ago

    I salute you for your story about Ben and I grieve with you for your loss. My moment of silence starts now...

    1. Stimp profile image72
      Stimpposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      My family and I thank you!!

  3. Stimp profile image72
    Stimpposted 9 years ago

    Unable to find his passing spot. Joe and I decided it best to take Monte out to Ben's burial spot and place the cross there. There was a silence in the cold air and I know Monte knew what was going on and so did Jack and Ty. And, of course when I put Monte back in the pasture, Ty, the friesian was there to give me a kiss as Jack looked on. Monte stood still in the pasture for awhile and looked out over the field but then moved with the herd. I think we made the right choice.

    Monte and Ben were inseparable.  Telling him of the accident was one of the hardest conversations I think I've ever had.  Monte is comforted by Ty, the new friesian in our herd.

  4. lrohner profile image79
    lrohnerposted 9 years ago

    Sorry to hear about your loss, even if it was a year ago. I'll give my moment of silence for Ben as well.

  5. Stimp profile image72
    Stimpposted 9 years ago

    Thanks all for your moments of silence.  I appreciate all of you for it.

  6. manlypoetryman profile image74
    manlypoetrymanposted 9 years ago

    Thanks to Ben...Haven't read the story...but I can appreciate the impact that this magnificient animal had on you. I don't think I can read your story...already from what you just said in your opening post.

    Here's my couple of moments of silence to manificent "Ben"...Rest in Peace...Wonderful animal!

  7. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 9 years ago

    I'll have to read that story myself. I am truly sorry for your loss, Stimp. *HUGS*

  8. Anti-Valentine profile image93
    Anti-Valentineposted 9 years ago

    @Crazdwriter!

    Don't tell me you traded in your three cats for a lion now, Crazdwriter! yikes

    1. profile image0
      Crazdwriterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      lmao Anti no I didn't trade my kitties for the lion. the lion came home with me from the zoo and my kitties love him lol

      1. Anti-Valentine profile image93
        Anti-Valentineposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        So your kitties are females, then? smile

        1. profile image0
          Crazdwriterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Except for little Tiger, is a little boy but he is okay with the lion lmao

      2. Daniel Carter profile image74
        Daniel Carterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Remind me not to ever get you angry at me.
        smile

        Stimp, sending kindest thoughts to you on this somber anniversary. So sorry for your loss. I hope there are many happy memories that accompany this anniversary, as well.

        1. profile image0
          Crazdwriterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          LOL don't worry Daniel you wouldn't make me mad intentionally you are too sweet! smile

  9. AEvans profile image78
    AEvansposted 9 years ago

    I will pray and you will definitely find the spot.

    1. Stimp profile image72
      Stimpposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      We chose to put the cross on his burial spot so we can see it and maintain it.  AND to top off the week, found my goat deceased on that very spot yesterday.....the YARD GOAT.  We're bummed.

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
        prettydarkhorseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        OH Stimp, you ok now?

  10. Stimp profile image72
    Stimpposted 9 years ago

    For whatever reason, Goaty is gone to make room for us to teach our lessons to another baby somewhere else who needs us.  Remember the Grandest Foal poem?  I have to live by that now....is time was short but we taught him what he needed to learn here.  I'm good with that.  time to teach another.....

    Thanks for your concern.  I do truly appreciate it!!!!!

 
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