Farewell my sweet sweet girl. She was my best friend for 19 years without fail she was there for me with unconditional love, a nicker, a soft nose to kiss, and a sure and steady presence. Ebony turned 28 on May 10 and on May 12 she moved on to a place that I believe has endless green pastures, no pain, and an endless supply of carrots. She was a constant strength in my life and I cannot imagine it without her. I will miss her every day without question. My husband Mark bought her for me on our first Christmas together. There has not been too many days since then that I haven't seen her. Yesterday, after weeks of trying to get her well and pain free - I let her go. It was the hardest goodbye I have ever made and my heart feels like there is a huge hole in it. I know I did the right thing, the unselfish thing, the kind thing - I let her go when she had a perfect morning - she went out to graze in her favorite pasture with he buddy Spot eating grass in the sunshine, I gave her a bag of carrots for them to share and I told her how much I loved her and I thanked her for all she had given me. And I said goodbye and that I would see her on the other side when my time comes. My heart is broken and I miss you beyond measure. I love you my sweet, sweet girl - my rose smelling horse.