6 Different Ways to Honor Your Horse's Memory

Posted by Paige Cerulli

When it's time to say goodbye to your horse, honoring your horse's memory can make the event a bit easier.

Sometimes we have to say goodbye to our horses. Whether we've sold them to a new home or they pass away, it can be difficult to part with a horse when we've formed such a close bond.

You can honor your horse's memory in these six different ways so that he will never be forgotten.

Create a Shadowbox

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One great way to honor your horse's memory is to create a shadowbox. You can include items such as a special photo of your horse, your horse's shoes, special ribbons that you've won, and more.

Commission a Painting

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Commission an artist to create a painting of your horse. This painting is a great and touching way to remember your horse, and can make a great addition to any room in your home.

Sponsor a Memorial Horse Show Class

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If you and your horse often competed at a particular horse show, you might want to sponsor a memorial horse show class in your horse's memory. You can name the class after your horse, ensuring that his legacy will live on.

Make a Donation to a Horse Rescue

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You may want to make a donation to a horse rescue in your horse's name. You'll be helping out other horses in need, and your horse's name may be printed in a donor directory, listed on the rescue's website, or mentioned in some other way.

The positive effect that your horse had on you will continue to help other horses.

Have a Horsehair Ceramic Made

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If you have some of your horse's hair, you can send it off to various sculptors who will incorporate the hair into pieces of sculpture, like vases and bowls.

Engrave a Plaque

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Consider having a plaque engraved with your horse's name and a short phrase which describes him. You can place the plaque anywhere, and it will regularly remind both you and others about your special horse.

While parting with your horse can be sad, saying goodbye is inevitable. Luckily, there are many touching ways to honor your horse so they will live on forever.

Have you lost a horse? How did you say goodbye? Tell us in the comments below.

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6 Different Ways to Honor Your Horse's Memory