A Tribute to Tim

Tim - Horse

{Tim & Me — March 2009}

Over the summer, I posted about my friend Tim. But he isn’t like most friends. He’s non-verbal, more than 1500 pounds, and will love you to death if you bring treats. Yes, Tim is a horse, and it is with great sadness that I must tell you of his passing. To read the full post about our bond, click here.

I was just finishing up kickboxing class on Saturday when I received a text message from Tim’s owner. The text read, “Tim is down and it looks like today is the day.” Tim had a wonderful life with his long-time owner, Loraine. Seriously, if I come back in another life, I’d like to be one of her horses.

Loraine owned Tim for most of his life. She purchased him when he was a youngster, around 5 years old, and he was in his late thirties at the time of his passing. He was a loyal companion, barn favorite, and easily identifiable with his big brown spots.

Tim - Horse

As I sat at my computer desk last night contemplating a topic for today’s post, I knew I had to honor Tim. He was a huge part of my life growing up and his photos still reside on my nightstand—long after my years as an equestrian.

I am so grateful that I had the privilege of knowing Tim. From riding him bareback on a warm summer day, to taking him down to the field for some grass, life always seemed a little brighter when he was in your presence.

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8 comments

  1. That was a beautiful tribute to Tim. .i am Loraine’s friend and coworker…I used to watch her bring all food that Tim loves to work, work a 12 hr shift then go to the barn to see Tim almost every day..Tim was her 3rd son..She loved him so much..I am so sad for her..She will miss him everyday of her life. Thank you for loving Tim and my friend.
    Audree T.

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Audrey! I’ve known Loraine and Tim for many years and my heart breaks for her. Tim was a wonderful horse and partner, and he will be sorely missed. Loraine is in my thoughts and prayers today and always. XO

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