H.O.R.S.E. Rescue's Memorial Page
A Tribute to
Our Equine and Human Friends
that are so greatly missed....
Just this side of heaven is a place called
When a horse dies that has been especially close to someone here, that horse crosses the Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All horses who had been ill or old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The horses are happy and content, except for one small thing: they each miss someone very special to them who has been left behind.
They run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly, he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never again to be parted. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your horse, so long gone from your life; but never absent from your heart. Then...
you cross the Rainbow Bridge together.
I Did Not Die
Do not stand on my grave and weep
I am not there I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints in the snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am a gentle Autumn's rain
When you awaken in the morning hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
I am the birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night
So do not stand on my grave and cry
I am not there.... I did not die
Melinda Sue Pacho
All of the horses and one special volunteer on the following pages have meant a great deal to us and all the volunteers who touched their lives. Some are from California where we started so many years ago and the rest are from New York where we will stay. We felt it appropriate to honor all of their memories by listing them here so that you could meet them and help us say goodbye.
This site was developed December 21,1997