Patrick Swayze's widow Lisa Niemi is mourning the death of her husband's beloved horse, just weeks before the first anniversary of the actor's passing.
The couple owned a stable full of the animals on its sprawling ranch in Los Angeles but the Ghost star had one particular favourite - a white stallion named Kuhaylan Roh.
Swayze chose to ride in on the horse when he renewed his wedding vows with Niemi in 2008, but the former dancer and actress was left grieving once more when the mammal died in early August (10).
However, Niemi is trying to remain positive about the loss of the horse.
She tells People magazine, "I just have to think, Patrick must have needed his horse."
Swayze lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on 14 September, 2009.