S was a very sweet boy. Countless people have learned horseback riding with S over the years. We'll miss him a lot.
E retired to our barn a couple of years ago. Another old lesson pony with hundreds of hours in the show ring. She's had all kinds of trouble with her feet but always managed a nicker when the treat bag crinkled.
You expect these things when you have seniors around and you prepare. But it doesn't help much. And nothing will make you miss them any less.
And then there's the sweetest cat there ever was.
May they all rest in peace. Enough sadness for this year I think.