Friday, January 14, 2011

Ten together - Two apart


Ever in my heart, always on my mind. Two years ago today, Monty crossed the Rainbow Bridge. In memory, here are some pictures of my sweet boy and I in some of our happiest moments that I haven't shared before. Above is us at our first horse show in May of 1999.


This is in the Adult Amateur Hunters flat class at that show. All I did that day was the one flat class, LOL!


And the results were great, we won that flat class, out of about 8 or so horses.


This is just a sweet picture of us taken back in 2001. Notice the little pink diamond on his nose? I called it his "kissy spot" because it was the perfect place to plant a smooch.

And the horse I mentioned in my previous post, the one I hoped would still be for sale after I returned from my trip? The snow has kept the other prospective buyer away and I have an appointment to see her tomorrow. Wish me a little luck!

16 comments:

Kristen Eleni Shellenbarger said...

Good luck and Monty sure was a beautiful angel. I love that kissy spot diamond.

Jackie said...

Monty is such a handsome boy!

And I am so thrilled that you get to go see that horse and it's still available. I was just thinking about you and wondering what the status was yesterday. Can't wait to hear how it goes!

C-ingspots said...

I agree that they're forever in our hearts...and we have been made better for having had them in our lives. May you meet again someday!

Jean said...

Monty was absolutely gorgeous! Looks to me like the perfect hunter. From the looks of that riding shot, I can see why he won the class.

Special horses like Monty are too precious to ever completely replace, so cherishing his memory and all those wonderful moments together is a part of your soul.

Now, what you have to do is find that new horse so you can build a brand new set of memories to fill your life. I am keeping a special wish in my own heart for you tomorrow. Luck beyond luck!!

Mrs Mom said...

What a beautiful tribute to an amazing horse!!

And I *seriously* have my fingers crossed VERY TIGHT on this next horse!!! Pulling for you girl!!!

Justaplainsam said...

Monty was gorgeous! It looks like you had a fantasic bond with him.

Crossing my fingers that the new horse is good for you!

Kate said...

Beautiful photos - hold tight to those good memories!

And good luck with the horse search!

English Rider said...

Lots and lots of luck tomorrow. Your photos made me tear up, damn it!

Lisa said...

He was lovely!


Good luck with looking at the horse!! Hopefully it all turns out perfectly for you. :)

twhlady said...

Good luck with the horse you are going to look at. I hope it's the "one".

Once Upon an Equine said...

Oh! He was beautiful! I love grays.

OnTheBit said...

Good Luck! I told you it would snow. Maybe this new one is the right horse for you after all. Tell us all about it when you come back!!

Mare said...

A beautiful boy and beautiful pictures full of wonderful memories...

Good luck with the horse search, I hope this works out! I really, really do! Keep us "posted!"

Denali's Mom said...

Good luck with the mare!! Also.... Award on my blog for you!

horseypants said...

Love your pictures!! Monty was a hottie. Good luck coming your way.

RiderWriter said...

Hello,
I just started reading your blog the other day, so please pardon me playing "catch-up." Your new horse looks like a sweetie, and I hope he works out GREAT. But I have to tell you, your Monty was/is my dream horse... I've never really wanted to own anything except a grey TB. I am so very sorry that you lost him young to melanoma. It's a horrible, horrible disease and yes, I wish there would be more research dollars going towards finding a cure.

I had the privilege of meeting the great stallion Black Tie Affair at Old Friends in KY, almost two years ago, and the (snowy white) dear fellow was absolutely covered in huge lumps. Nothing open or oozing, but I've seen that kind, too. "Blackie" is gone now, and I'm not sure if it was due to melanoma or other infirmities (he had awful arthritis), but the disease certainly didn't contribute to his health.

Again, I'm sorry for your loss of Monty. As much as I want a grey, I am beginning to think twice about it... :-(