Goodbye Bob

PeterNatt

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Sadly last night I lost my horse Bob to Colic in the early hours of last night.

I had the pleasure of owning Bob for nearly 10 years.

Bob was a 16 year old handsome 14.3 heavyweight cob who had large brown eyes and a lovely thick main and tail as well as long bright white feathers.

He had the most gentle of natures that one could imagine and he was such a kind and forgiving horse.

I would trundle him around the local lanes and bridleways and people would often stop and ask me about him as he had such a kind and friendly face.

One day when we were riding along a narrow single lane road when about 30 ‘Hells Angels’ came towards us and Bob looked at them and they looked at Bob and they all immediately stopped and switched off their engines so as to let us quietly walk past them.

When I first viewed Bob he was 6 years old and I asked the sellers if I could see him ridden along the busy main road outside their stables. They asked one of their grooms to ride him and she rode him along the main road with articulated lorries passing him in both directions and then went under the M11 motorway bridge before turning right down a quiet lane, doing a U turn and then the busy road back to the yard. He just ignored the heavy traffic so I agreed to buy him, had him vetted which he passed and he walked onto my ancient Bedford TK horse box and we took him back home.

Bob was a very easy horse to manage as he was so good with the vet and farrier. We could easily wash his feathers and tail and he would not even move an inch.

This place will feel very empty without Bob’s happy carefree character.

Bob! Thanks for the many nice long hacks that we had together – we did have some serious fun!

I wish you a safe passage across the Rainbow Bridge so that you can run free in heaven and enjoy the nice long green grass that grows there.

We will all miss you and hopefully we will meet again at the pearly gates of heaven.

Goodbye my loyal friend.

Peter
 

KEK

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So sorry for your loss. Bob sounds like a special boy and clearly he was well loved.
 

Baywonder

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I am so sorry. Colic is truly dreadful.

Thank you for sharing a snippet of Bob's life with us all - he sounded absolutely wonderful.

Please be kind to yourself <<hugs>>

RIP Bob X
 

Birker2020

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Sadly last night I lost my horse Bob to Colic in the early hours of last night.

I had the pleasure of owning Bob for nearly 10 years.

Bob was a 16 year old handsome 14.3 heavyweight cob who had large brown eyes and a lovely thick main and tail as well as long bright white feathers.

He had the most gentle of natures that one could imagine and he was such a kind and forgiving horse.

I would trundle him around the local lanes and bridleways and people would often stop and ask me about him as he had such a kind and friendly face.

One day when we were riding along a narrow single lane road when about 30 ‘Hells Angels’ came towards us and Bob looked at them and they looked at Bob and they all immediately stopped and switched off their engines so as to let us quietly walk past them.

When I first viewed Bob he was 6 years old and I asked the sellers if I could see him ridden along the busy main road outside their stables. They asked one of their grooms to ride him and she rode him along the main road with articulated lorries passing him in both directions and then went under the M11 motorway bridge before turning right down a quiet lane, doing a U turn and then the busy road back to the yard. He just ignored the heavy traffic so I agreed to buy him, had him vetted which he passed and he walked onto my ancient Bedford TK horse box and we took him back home.

Bob was a very easy horse to manage as he was so good with the vet and farrier. We could easily wash his feathers and tail and he would not even move an inch.

This place will feel very empty without Bob’s happy carefree character.

Bob! Thanks for the many nice long hacks that we had together – we did have some serious fun!

I wish you a safe passage across the Rainbow Bridge so that you can run free in heaven and enjoy the nice long green grass that grows there.

We will all miss you and hopefully we will meet again at the pearly gates of heaven.

Goodbye my loyal friend.

Peter
I am so very sorry Peter, I know how you feel having lost my horse of 17 years 6 weeks tomorrow, not a day goes by when I don't think about what they might be doing now over the bridge. Hopefully my horse has met up with my Dad and he will be giving the snak-a-ball as instructed (my horse couldn't live without it's snackaball)

Time is a great healer, hoping to send some loving vibes to you Peter.
 
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