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post #1 of 7 Old 04-10-2013, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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There was a casualty from last nights storms

It is with an EXTREMELY heavy heart that I let you all know that my dearest & closest friend lost her horse of 18 yrs last night from the storms.

It appears he was spooked by the lightning, and broke his neck when running into the shelter. There was no sign of struggle and it appears to have been quick, thankfully.

She isn't a member of HF (tho I've tried many times to get her to join, as we all would all benefit from her vast knowledge). But I still feel that she deserves our thoughts & prayers, as she's one of us in the horse world.

She & I went on a road trip 18 years ago and brought home her horse. She used him for gymkahna, and he was perfect for it. He wasn't the most well put together horse, he was actually kind of awkward. He taught many kids how to properly run games.

He was as bomb proof as they come these days. We both felt secure letting our kids ride him by themselves when they were very young. My daughter was using him as a backup horse this year for 4-H. She was going to retire him this year, and just use him to help train her new horse. He had never been sick or lame once in 18 years.

18 yrs suddenly seems to short.

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post #2 of 7 Old 04-10-2013, 10:59 AM
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Hugs to you and your friend. Thankfully, it appeared to be a quick end without suffering, but heartbreaking none the less. I worry every time it storms bad here for the same reasons.
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post #3 of 7 Old 04-10-2013, 11:02 AM
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Busy, my thoughts and prayers go out to your friend. It's so very hard to lose one, especially when it's sudden and completely unexpected.

Please give her my most heartfelt condolences.

Godspeed, good horse.
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post #4 of 7 Old 04-10-2013, 11:03 AM
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My thoughts are with everyone. I am so sorry for your loss. Give your munchkin a hug for me.

I worry every time there is a storm for this very reason
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post #5 of 7 Old 04-10-2013, 11:42 AM
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I'm so very sorry for your friend's horse.

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post #6 of 7 Old 04-10-2013, 12:08 PM
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So sorry to hear of this. He sounds like a wonderful horse & that he will be missed. My condolences to all.
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post #7 of 7 Old 04-10-2013, 12:19 PM
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What a horrible and sudden loss. Hugs to your friend for her loss of a great friend.

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