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Death and Grieving Coping with loss is difficult at any age, but you are not alone during this difficult time. Reach out to other users in this forum.

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my horse - February 1st 2009, 12:25 PM

When my horse died, about 4 years ago, I quit everything. I quit riding which I had a passion for for 10 years. I quit showing, training, etc. I had him for 8 years.
Now, whenever someone mentions horses I feel a knot in my stomach and cry all over again. It's so triggering and hard to avoid.
How can I move on? I don't feel like there's any way I can.
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Re: my horse - February 1st 2009, 08:43 PM

Hey Tibby, sorry about your horse
What if you tried riding again?
Getting a new horse might help you move on a bit, maybe.

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Re: my horse - February 2nd 2009, 06:41 PM

Animals are just as much a part of our families as people are, and I'm so sorry for the loss of your horse. It sounds like it was so much more than the loss of his life; it seems you also lost a piece of yourself, something very important to your life.

There is no time line for grief. I can't tell you when you'll feel like you have moved on. I can't even tell you how, although I wish I could.

Maybe you could go to watch some people ride. I know how difficult it will be, but maybe it will be a step in the right direction. Go for you, and for your horse. Maybe one day you'll be able to ride again, in his memory.

I wish I knew what to say, Tibby. Let me know if you need to talk.

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