Oh my gosh....
Dee and sarahann: You guys are making me cry.
The shame is not in having a horse die - the shame is in repeating the mistakes and causing the death of another horse
No, Dee and Sarah...you have done nothing to be ashamed of!
The real shame is NOT TO CARE! When we do the best we can for our horses, and even if what we thought was helping them, ends up hurting them, there is no shame in that. We don't feed our horses corn because they are sooo fat already, but if I were having a hard time keeping weight on them, I might have considered it. I didn't know the risks of it. As for alfalfa, we DO feed it to our OTTB....only a pound of shredded alfalfa cubes a day, but still....I didn't know it could cause liver issues in some horses.
Those who should feel shame are those who intentionally hurt their horses, and standing right alongside those shamefull people are those who just don't care about their horses and leave them to die of starvation and neglect. THAT is where the real shame lies!!!
You both are exemplary horse moms! I wish all horses had someone to love and care for them as you two have done to yours!