Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
My stomache churned when I read your title, and it churned some more when I opened it up.
This really touches me inside because I almost lost Nelson to the same type of Colic - where his was in his Ceacum. I cannot fathom losing Nelson at all, and I cannot imagine my life without him - so to hear that this has happened to another, while Nelson was saved - it just absolutely breaks my heart.
When I almost lost Nelson, everything didn't seem real. This wasn't happening to my big guy and me. I kept saying "my vet will fix it" but when she said "Surgery" I couldn't absorb what was going on and what I was hearing - so I could only imagine that this is the state she is in right now.
If I did lose Nelson, I would of been in a deep depression, where riding someone else's horse just isn't plausable, because all that would be in my mind, is Nelson and what happened and the blame game.
While as kind as it was of you to offer your horse for her to use - that isn't what she needs right now. She needs an ear, a shoulder, 2 arms and support.
She needs a friend, a friend who'll help her take care of her horse equipment, and everything that belonged to her mare so that she doesn't have to do it. Someone who'll help her put one foot infront of the other, so that she can move forward.
Help her, be there for her, support her.