I cried the whole time, of course.
On Instagram, there is now a hashtag called #liveforshalom which my followers have helped me create to continue his legacy. There's already 130+ photos and sweet captions dedicated to my boy. We may have only have had him for a short period of time, but he was my warhorse and inspired me endlessly to live like I'm dying and always hug your horse tighter, because you don't know when your last day with them will be.
The weather has been too disgusting to even think about riding, but I did spend time with Red yesterday and we did liberty. He was feeling good and enjoying the weather, I think, and we did a lot of trotting at liberty, free lunging and he followed after me for awhile until I gave him the cue to move off, then Spirit joined in.
It was pouring rain by the time they were finished and yes, the thunder was still rolling while they ran. When I see my boys out running, I know that they have already been living like they were dying - it was up to Shalom to teach me how to live in that moment with them. my herd and I will #lifeforshalom.
|and yes I chopped a lot of hair off.|