There was a casualty from last nights storms

       The Horse Forum > Life Beyond Horses > General Off Topic Discussion

There was a casualty from last nights storms

This is a discussion on There was a casualty from last nights storms within the General Off Topic Discussion forums, part of the Life Beyond Horses category

Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By Lockwood
  • 1 Post By Speed Racer
  • 1 Post By NBEventer

LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-10-2013, 10:55 AM
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.
Sponsored Links
    04-10-2013, 10:59 AM
Super Moderator
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.
busysmurf likes this.
    04-10-2013, 11:02 AM
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.
busysmurf likes this.
    04-10-2013, 11:03 AM
Green Broke
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
busysmurf likes this.
    04-10-2013, 11:42 AM
I'm so very sorry for your friend's horse.
    04-10-2013, 12:08 PM
Green Broke
So sorry to hear of this. He sounds like a wonderful horse & that he will be missed. My condolences to all.
    04-10-2013, 12:19 PM
What a horrible and sudden loss. Hugs to your friend for her loss of a great friend.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Universal Horror Nights for The Walking Dead fans MHFoundation Quarters General Off Topic Discussion 6 11-05-2012 09:01 AM
October's Autumn Nights KatyLeah Horse Pictures 6 07-30-2011 12:01 PM
last nights experience... dizzynurse Horse Riding 4 07-29-2010 10:41 AM
Lexington Jr League Saddlebred Show *Three Nights Left* LadyDreamer Horse Shows 0 07-09-2009 04:35 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0