Saturday, 29 May 2010

Vale Wynyard Lagan Bay

This morning at 9.15am Nicky and I unlatched the gate to the Rainbow Bridge and sent our darling Lagan across to join his old friends waiting for him on the other side. He will be missed by many people who were lucky enough to share their lives, in part, with such a wonderful horse.

I really have few words to say at this time other than how incredibly blessed I have been to have owned such a super horse for so many years and how grateful I am to have had him in my life. I'm devastated to have lost him so young as I suppose I had counted on having him around for many, many more years but when their time comes, there is nothing we can do other than ensure that they are afforded the love and dignity that they deserve. He died as he lived and he lived well.

Somewhere in time's own space
There must be some sweet pastured place
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow
Some paradise where horses go,
For by the love that guides my pen
I know great horses live again.
~Stanley Harrison


  1. And what a lucky horse he was to have such a great owner - at least you could be there in his time of suffering and do the right thing, it is never easy. Here's to the wonderful memories he has given you. xx

  2. What a lovely poem. O that gave me goosebumps!

  3. Lou, I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Been hoping for the best for you and Lagan all week.