"I have often been party to a discussion where pet owners have spoken about seeing and sensing the presence of a much-loved creature many years after it has died.
During the 1990's, when I lived in Mirfield, I researched a true story about the birth of twin foals to a mare which was stabled near the golf course up Sands Lane, Hopton. One foal had died at birth and the other lived on lame for a year or two, and after many operations and much cost to its owner, had to be put down. I wrote a children's story about the horse called, 'Midnight Fighter' of which an audio version accompanied by music, can be freely downloaded from my website. Whenever I have cause to visit close to the farm where Midnight Fighter was born or pass the nearby fields where I saw him during his first year of life, I shed a tear for the courage and indomitable spirit that he displayed in his fight for life. I'd like to think that animals do have spirits that live on. His memory certainly lives on in my heart. Click at the end to hear the story." William Forde: September 6th, 2013. 01_midnight_fighter.mp3File Size: 35696 kbFile Type: mp3Download File