Monday, July 10, 2017

Now Far Ahead the Road Has Gone

What to say about the little bay horse that walked into my life four years ago and rocked it to it's very foundation? 

Absolute Courage, they called him.

And that is what he's been to me. My rock when I lost Cuna. My reason for standing up for myself. My impetus to try and change and grow and learn.

Courage for the big moments, but Courage every day. Courage to see the abuse I was taking and Courage to walk away with my head held high. Courage to find my voice and Courage to see the future.

Courage a million times over.

He's difficult. He's temperamental.  He's sensitive. He's emotional. He's honest. He's brave.

He took me on an unforgettable adventure.

He's made me the best version of myself.

And now, he's going to be Courage to someone else.

Farewell, my friend.

46 comments:

  1. Happy trails to you Courage - we'll miss you bunches!

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  2. Thank you for sharing your Courageous journey with us. I've enjoyed following along and wish Courage the best in his new endeavor. I'm looking forward to hearing about your new adventures as well <3

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  3. oh my how emotional this must be. We are all there for you and I hope whoever received Courage into his or her life realizes what a special gift he is!! Hugs to you!

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  4. Hugs to you, and best to Courage and his new home!

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  5. Good luck on your new adventures - both of you!

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  6. Good luck to Courage and his lucky new partner. And hugs for you.

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  7. Good luck and hugs to the both of you!

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  8. Beautifully written. A fitting tribute to your time together. May both of your paths ahead be gentle.

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  9. I'll miss you, C-rage! I wish both of you tons of luck in your new endeavors.

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  10. good luck courage!!! im happy you found a place for him <3

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  11. Big hugs for you!! You have done so much for each other over the last four years. <3

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  12. And on to new adventures! I am sure Courage will bring joy to his next owner; he wouldn't be there unless you thought so, too. Best of luck to you!

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  13. Hugs and the best to you and Courage in both your journeys - he's going to thrive and YOU are going to thrive.

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  14. Sending you both down the next path with all kinds of happy thoughts for two bright futures!

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  15. It's so bittersweet when they leave for a new home. But I'm happy that you've found Courage a new human and now you can start a new journey of your own with a different four legged friend.

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  16. I'm glad Courage found a new home, I know it was a tough decision but hopefully now that it's settled you can find peace and move onwards and upwards!

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  17. Goodbye, Courage. I'm glad he has found a new home. I know how tough it is. I just sent mine off to his new home yesterday.

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  18. I'm glad courage found a new home, good lock to him. Cheers to you for knowing what you need and making the hard choices. I'm looking forward to your next adenture (when you finally come down to play with Momo). And hugs cuz it's all so tough.

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  19. I'm about a month away from having to let go of my guy, too. It's so emotionally taxing, you can't stop thinking about the "what ifs", but at the same time you know you're making the right decision for you and for the horse. Sometimes courage is about letting go, you know? At the same time, I'm super excited to see where your journey takes you next!

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    1. Sometimes I think letting go takes the most Courage.

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  20. Best wishes to courage in his new home!

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  21. Sad, but happy for you at the same time. I think you did the right thing and I'm sure you found C a wonderful gig. Looking forward to your further adventures in riding(and tack shopping!).

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  22. Hugs. Sometimes special horses just aren't meant for the path we are on, no matter how much we love them.

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  23. Awww I'm happy and sad. Congratulations. Been checking here daily, I miss reading your stories every morning. You're kinda part of my morning ritual.

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  24. I wish both your and Courage the best in your new adventures. May he bring courage to his new owners in their new adventures and may you find courage to move forward in yours.

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  25. I think this sounds like a happy ending, and a new beginning for you. Sending all the hugs!

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  26. <3 Goodbye is always so hard, but the future is bright for you both.

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  27. Goodbye Courage, you will be missed!

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  28. Lots of hugs. It's always so tough to say goodbye but sometimes so many amazing things come of it.

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  29. Wishing him all the best on his new adventure!

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  30. Awww, beautifully put. Safe and happy travels to Courage, and hugs to you.

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  31. :( <3 I'm gonna miss reading about him, but I'm glad he found a home!

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  32. I've no doubt it was a tough decision, and not one you made lightly. Wishing all the best and much happiness to C-Rage and his new owner. Can't wait to hear what comes next for you!

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  33. I rehomed my gelding this spring. I'm so fortunate his new owner loves to send me updates. Although sometimes they just make me sad. But I hope Courage is going to people just as great! Hugs!

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  34. Been thinking about you a lot this week and waiting for the blog update... I know this is tough but I also know it was the right decision.

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