I had brought up the possibility of a necropsy with my mom later on yesterday. She said she would rather have her go with dignity and not all cut up. I think everyone was too much in shock to have acutally made any decisions. Also my grandpa (who owns the farm and who has part ownership of the broodmare, hes 87) said he really doesnt want her body to be disturbed. Seeing as he probably wont make it till his nextn birthday, I left it at that.
The foal is doing well. The surogate mares owner calls us whenever something new happens. He's figured out how to nurse by himself. (this is a standardbred foal with a belgium mare lol). I'm going to be seeing him today with a camera. Hopefully ill get pictures.
Yesterday seems like such a bad dream. Last night it finally hit me of the days events and I dont ever think ive had a break down like that. Today, it all feels like a nightmare. Its very werid. Its very rare that I loose an animal that was so close and dear to my heart. I grew up with her for 14yrs. Rode her in a riding lesson while she was racing, I could do anything with her. After this foal she was going to be my riding horse, and believe me I day dreamed of all the stuff we would do. Now its just, over.
Sorry for my rambling. Most of my horsey friends are off to school so there very few people I know who understand how close you can get with these animals, and how traumatic it is when they leave us.
A Dog looks up to a man,
A cat looks down on a man,
But a patient horse looks a man in the eye and sees him as an equal