Thank you winry, I spent nearly the entire day yesterday with the rest of the herd. I went for a long walk in the back on my property and found my horses standing in dense forest, seeking shade and avoiding the flies. They knew the passing of one of their own and like one of their own, they all gathered around me. First the colts made their way towards me weaving in and out of the spruce trees. How blessed I felt as I took turns petting one and then another. Scratching their neck as they nuzzled my shoulder or arm - feeling the warmth of their breath through my shirt. The mothers followed suit each allowing me to hug them and scratch their neck. It felt like I was walking around a carousel, except my horses were real and a l i v e I felt at home with the strong feeling of solace. The moment the heaviness in my heart went away It was quickly filled with love.... This sounds surreal shio... and very moving. Magnificent creatures.