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22 10 2006

Devil Horse II by wintermute23

Devil Horse II, originally uploaded by wintermute23

This tale was posted by FreeFilly at HorseCity:

Well my horse ghost story isn’t scary at all but… Back story first.

We owned a very beautiful spirited Paso Fino mare who I had a very strong bond with. But we had to sale her because she was my dad’s horse and he would hit for not understanding what he was doing (one time he beat her for not loading in a trailer) which him and I would get in HUGE fights over. I did the most unselfish thing in my life and let her go to a wonderful woman who was good with her. About a year later the mare dies after going to her first show of colic. Not anyone’s falt.

I didn’t find out she had died untill a few days after she passed. But the day she passed I was home alone watching T.V. and the song that I call her song came on and I thought about her and was planing on writing her new owner to see how she was doing. But things got busy and it went to the back of my mind.I got a email from the owner telling me how well the mare did in the show (good news first) and how they won their classes. Then after reading that part to my family I see the bad part. That the day after the owner saw there was something wrong and it was colic they had the vet out but the nicest they could do for her was put her down. Even though I had sold her I was so sad and to this day I think of her daily.

About a month after she died my mom was helping me feed and she asked if there was any horses over by her. There wasn’t they were all asking for treats from me. She then tells me that she just saw Chiquita (the mare) running by the barn.

And not long after that first time we have all seen her around our horses, by the barn. I see her mostly at feeding time. Out of the corner of my eye. I still miss her but I know she hasn’t left me.

Here’s another from the rec.equestrian archives:

I know half of you think I’m nuts anyway, but this really is a true story…

A few years ago I rode at a big show barn in Northwest New Jersy that had one of its barns burn down in 1985 or 1986. About thirty horses died in the fire and it was pretty widely reported because three people died too. Anyway, they built a new 40 horse barn with an indoor attatched to it on the same spot. I was at the barn pretty late one night, finishing up after lessons and I was the only one around. I thought I heard horses running aournd in the indoor. Thinking that someone had left their horse out by mistake, I went out to bring it in, but there was noone there. I was pretty freaked out and I finished what I was doing as fast as I could. Of course once I went back into the barn, I heard the horses again. I left as fast as I could.

I know all this sounds a little far fetched, but has anyone else had similiar experiences.



One response

23 10 2006

Thanks for the spookies! I am enjoying every story here 🙂

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