Adjusting to the loss of your beloved horse, and keeping a connection. It’s not something we want to think about before it happens, but when your horse succumbs to illness or old age, it can be both traumatic and devastating. The pain of losing your cherished horse can be little different to losing a close family member. The emotional, physical and financial investments you have made into them run deep. The process of grieving unavoidably takes time. The transition from pain and loss to one of treasured memories is a gradual one. One doesn’t so much reach a point where you forget, but the memories transition into a warming and comfortable mode, where you can happily linger.