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        11-24-2009, 05:41 PM
    Sad day

    Well we where hopeful that this would not be the case but sadly our rescue horse has cancer and will have to be put down here soon. My daughter was devastated she has not had to deal with anything like this before. The old girl was doing so well but took a turn for the worse last week and I had a feeling that there was something that was just not right. The thing that I tell myself is that at least for the last year of her life she knew nothing but love and kindness.
    This is not going to be an easy thing to do but I know that she will be in a better place and will join my first horse Bucky over the rainbow bridge.
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        11-24-2009, 06:05 PM
    Aw that's really sad. I'm sorry about that. ): There is a girl who is on the equestrian team at my school, and she had a gorgeous horse that could do anything. She is so serious about riding that she takes 3 lessons a week and has a show every weekend. I personally don't find this healthy for the horse considering how much stress he was under. Well he has always had hoof problems and got lame a lot. So, recently he had a bad problem, and she couldn't ride for 6 months. When I was on facebook two or three days ago, and her status said R.I.P. Nelson (and some other stuff about how much she lovedd him). So I guess she had to put him down because of his hoof problems.
        11-24-2009, 07:37 PM
    Oh- so sorry to hear your news. I just do not know how I would handle something like this. Certainly my heart goes out to you and your daughter.
    The one thing that stuck out to me in your post was how the mare has known nothing but love and kindness for the last year.
    Please hold on to this because I am certain that you have given so much to this horse! She is so lucky to have you!
    I am sure she has touched your family's lives and hearts as well...
    Hang in there!
        11-24-2009, 08:20 PM
    Leapof... sorry to hear the sad turn for your horse, but as you are already are doing: focus on the good in her life and she will go with friends near.
        11-25-2009, 09:27 AM
    I am sorry for the decision that you have to do especially since it involves your daughter. I will keep you in my prayers. Like everyone else has said just look back on how she has blessed your families life.
        11-25-2009, 10:48 AM
    It's okay to be sad, but remember that you took her in and gave her the last, best year of her life. For that, you deserve kudoes.

    She was loved and cared for, and in the end, that's all that counts.

    I'm sorry especially for your daughter, but at least you have the opportunity to teach her that when our non-human friends are suffering, the greatest gift we can give them is peace, and to be pain free.

    The best description of a true horseperson is being able to let them go when it's time, even though it will emotionally devastate us. The riding part is immaterial; even a bad person can ride well. A true steward of the animals puts their animal's well being before their own desires.

    It seems to me that you're a true steward.

    Godspeed, good horse.

    Say hello for me to the little bright bay Arabian at the Bridge with the perpetually pinned ears. He's been there almost 2 1/2 years now, and would be glad to show you around.

    Leap, prayers of peace for you and your family. What you're doing isn't easy, but it's right.
        11-25-2009, 11:01 AM
    LeapOfFaith- First of all, I am so sorry. I have lost two horses. One was an old mare I tried to rescue. She had been starved all winter, who knew what else. I got medicine from the vet and fed her grain, hay, all the grass she wanted. Everyday I saw her, no matter what, there was never a mean bone in her poor body. I only had her a couple weeks, and she got worse, so we had to put her down. But she taught me a lot of things. I was glad she had the best few weeks of her life...

    Then there was Rose. A rescue me, my boyfreind and his family, and neighboors all helped to heal her. She was a gorgeous little 14.3 hh horse. Everyone thought we would end up doing barrels. She was only 4, and I was just starting to work in the round pen with her, finally healthy. When one day, I got lazy and let her out into the field with the others. My gelding accidentally kicked her in the ribs frolicking with another horse. She immediately went down. Rushed her to the vet where she died with her head in my lap.

    I was so heartbroke. For three days I couldn't think straight. I prayed to God, Why? Why? She was so young, she was in the prime of her life....

    Then I realized, I had reached my dream. Since I lost that old horse, I wanted another rescue so I could teach that horse love and kindness, and trust in humans again. I did that with Rose.

    With saying all that, look around at what you and your daughter gave the mare, and in return, what she gave you =] YOU made her life full of love and kindness. She learned what life was really about =] You and your family, as well as your horse will be in my prayers.
        11-25-2009, 04:18 PM
    I am so sorry to hear that - how wonderful for her that she was able to find comfort and happiness with your family! My heart is with you all - I know how hard it is going to be to say goodbye.....
        11-25-2009, 04:20 PM
    I'm so very sorry for your loss.

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