Thursday, April 23, 2009

A moment of tribute...



They have been our faithful servants,

our tireless comrades,

and our loyal friends.




giving us their all...


speed endurance power...

A gentle grace.
and flawless beauty

their unwavering trust.



their heart.

Godspeed to the 21 noble polo ponies

that lost their lives this

past weekend...


May their wild spirit
burn bright...


....and may they always
have green pastures.






53 comments:

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

Such beautiful creatures..., I once took a few riding lessons, that's all. How wonderful it must be to be around horses...

Gennaro said...

Horses are such beautiful animals. NIcely captured in these shots.

STEPHANIE CLAYTON said...

What a beautiful tribute.
It's such a sad thing to have happened.
I particularly enjoyed the photo of a horse's eye close-up.
Lovely pictures.

Linda/"Mom" said...

*My heart is so very, very heavy~~~ but your tribute to these magnificent beings is beautiful, so obviously heartfelt and it touches me deeply.

*I thank you, more than you can probably know, my friend, for doing this ~~~

* Warmest, comforting blessings to a fellow animal lover, respectful of all living beings, as am I.

*Linda in AZ *

sealaura said...

lovely post. I was in disbelief when I heard about it. Wonderful pictures, they capture the beauty of these creatures inside and out.

Coccinella said...

I didn't know, how very tragic. Your tribute is very beautiful; such magnificent animals and I'll be sad for days....

vicki archer said...

So heartbreakingly sad - lovely tribute, xv.

Liz@Violet Posy said...

It was so tragic what happened to those beautiful animals. Lovely tribute!

Debbie said...

This is so precious and beautifully done.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Blessings - Debbie

La Maison Fou said...

As an equine enthusiast, I know there is a true line between the horse & rider. An unside trust, a nod & a look when the two are connected. These beautiful creatures of flight, what a great story.
Leslie

anita said...

oh linda, so sweet of you to put this together as a tribute. love your pics. especially the thought behind the last one....

Anonymous said...

oh, what a lovely photo essay. the image of that horse's eye, the depth in it, just breaks my heart....

for the love of a house said...

Such amazing animals and loyal friends, as you said. Beautiful tribute.... and yes, may they have greener pastures.

Restyled Home said...

That is beautiful, and so sad. I have always admired horses and their incredible beauty, yet have always been too scared to ride one.

Thanks for stopping by and wishing Sophie well. Yo are always so kind with your comments...

Have a great weekend,
Linda

Mango Gal said...

I hadn't heard about this, it's so sad and tragic. Beautiful photos girly.

Joyce said...

A very beautiful post for such a sad ending for these ponies. I love horses as much as I do dogs. If I had room for one in my house I would have one. Beautiful photos my friend. xoxo

Susan Lang @ Designing Your Dream Home said...

What a beautiful tribute to one of God's creatures. The sudden death of those 21 polo ponies was horrific.

Thanks for the sweet comment on my tribute to Bailey, my grand-dog.

Hill Country House Girl said...

Your photos and tribute are so beautiful, but the story makes me sick with sadness.

Deborah said...

Beautiful photos of one of God's most extraordinary creatures...such power, and yet, He gave us dominion over them. Thank you for this tribute; it is truly lovely. **blows kisses** Deborah

DesignTies said...

I take it from your words and the comments that something tragic happened to 21 polo ponies 8-( I cry every time I hear or read a sad animal story :-(

Your horse pictures are beautiful, and you've written a wonderful tribute.

Kelly @ DesignTies

Puna said...

We love horses. My daughter has been riding since she was nine. She definitely has "the horse bug". It's so good for a young lady too...keeps them away from boys:)

Stephanie said...

Just beautiful photographs.

I thought of you when I heard of this tragic news...

x..x

Renee Finberg said...

my heart turns and twist over this whole thing.
i am so very happy that you did this post, even though i am crying now.
we will get to the very bottom of this mystery.....

love you girl !
xx

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

This story broke my heart when I heard about it this morning. Such a tragedy.

What a lovely tribute!

Gayle said...

What a beautiful post. I don't know much about horses, but I once read that a horse will run for the sheer joy of it. How wonderful!

Helen said...

My granddaughter has been riding since she was five ... she is now sixteen. Through her love for horses I have been touched as well.

Thank you.

Blue Eyed Tango said...

Thank you for this tribute...it was right up my alley and I thought it was such a sad loss for so many. Beautiful photos and beautiful creatures! Lu

Melissa said...

Amen.

MissBliss said...

So sad :( What a sensitive and beautiful tribute to such gentle animals...

Rue said...

Hi Linda :)

I have a deep love for horses and used to ride my own two babies years ago. My heart broke when I heard about this.... beautiful tribute.

rue

Fifi Flowers said...

THey are GORGEOUS! I hope those poor horse do go on to greener pastures!
BEAUTIFUL photos!
BTW are you ready with your guest blogging post for 4/29? No pressure.... but if you could get it to moi bu MOnday that would be GREAT! If you do not have to do the post... just let me know and perhaps you will do one in the future... let me know... merci!
ENJOY your weekend!
Fifi

Linda Lou said...

What a lovely post honoring these amazing creatures....I have never spent much time riding, but its a thrill each time....

Ivy Lane said...

Beautiful Tribute Linda... Have a good weekend! :)

Vickie H. said...

Oh Linda! i just saw this...so kind of you to put this together to honor the spirit of the horses. We have so grieved the senseless tragedy that took place.

God bless you, and God bless them.

Vickie

KAC said...

I am a horseback rider (I'm on my college's Equestrian Team) and I didn't know about this. It broke my heart to read about this and thank you for the lovely tribute.

Deb said...

Beautiful tribute post and photos!

jerseygirl211 said...

Hi Linda,

Your post is a wonderful tribute to those horses and to their owners. I heard it reported that it was accindental, and that the pharmacy that made the mistake has come forward, and is accepting responsibility. That fact, doesn't make it any easier to hear what happened to those beautiful creatures. Our family room is filled with pictures and statues of horses, they have always had a special place in my heart.

Thank you for doing this.

Hugs
'D'

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I keep telling myself I am going to sign up for an early morning ride at the Maricopa Indian reservation so I can view the wild mustangs that freely roam the property. It is a must see!

Please stop by my blog. I am hosting a 200th post giveaway.

SarahWhite said...

As always Linda...you have a wonderful way with words. I was full of sadness over that story.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Completely heartbreaking. I can barely take it in. Thank you for a beautiful remembrance.

GardenDesigner said...

What a wonderful photo story... It was such a sad thing! .....Thanks so much for sharing all these photos!



Vanessa

Üdo Ümami said...

Oh dear. :( what a travesty!!!!

Eloise said...

Such beautiful pictures, but what an absolutely heartbreaking story.

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Lovely tribute and lovely photos. It makes my cry. So sad, but thank you for sharing it.

Coconut Girl Connie said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. I rode for years, and then my lifestyle prevented it...maybe someday, again...

Ann said...

What a lovely post... Amen to that.

Zelda said...

TRAGIC !
I've 4 horses arabians stallions and one english race horse. all my horses are bitless and natural riding . our stables are in the meddle of race horse stable , every monday , race day , it's disaster ! horse are collapsing from chimicals that those idiots give to boost their horses . I'm against competition of any kind . .
thank you for your text

Teacup Mosaics said...

A beautiful tribute. Unfortunately we don't hear much of the details in Michigan-I hope it never happens again. Your pictures and heart are wonderful.

Gary Heller said...

A wonderful tribute to some of our most beautiful animals.

Blair said...

Lovely photos and sentiment. I adore horse and was so devastated by this horrible tragedy. Thank you for the reminder on how much happiness these lovely animals bring!

red ticking said...

very very sad... nice tribute..

hello gorgeous said...

How sad did that make you?

:-(

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