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because they aren’t in it.
The key to understanding these stages is that we experience them in a nonlinear sequence. You will jump around from stage to stage, mostly between depression and anger. The key is to oscillate—be sad but then be happy about something else.
Tahari outlived his little, tired body for years and it was only because he had the happiest, most joyful spirit I have ever known.
At first, I called him the equine dodo bird because he was so goofy and simple. As I got to know him and grew to love him deeply, his smarts and ability to direct things became more and more impressive.
He taught me about colic, for sure, and his lessons have saved many horses in my care over the years. But mostly, he taught me about joy. He was joyful for the sake of being joyful. He didn’t need a reason to be happy—he was alive and that was enough for him.
Even though he failed at the track, he loved to run. He would run and run and “buzz the tower,” meaning he would gallop toward you, veer at the last minute and seem to sling shot around to the other direction and then rear up in triumph. Tahari made me laugh every single day. Today and probably for many days, he will make me cry—but it’s a worthy trade for having him in my heart.
Canadian Jacquie Brooks salutes the crowd after her performance on D Niro at Dressage at Devon 2016.
Jenny Susser welcomed Tahari, a flea-bitten off-the-track Thoroughbred, into her life nine years ago. He had a history of colic issues, but full-time turnout with Susser’s Andalusian, Roble, as his pasturemate allowed him to joyfully live out the rest of his years.