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post #1 of 7 Old 02-19-2007, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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(sigh) i'm so sad

my horse died a few days ago but we don't really know why he was only 12.Poor turner he was shaking and not eating anyone have any ideas on what might have happened? please he was my baby...
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-19-2007, 07:49 PM
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oh, I'm so sorry! What a very sad thing.

Was this a sudden thing?? What was he like in the days before his death? Did you have any warning signs to call in a vet?
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post #3 of 7 Old 02-19-2007, 07:54 PM
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sounds like colic almost...Not eating??? How long was he not eating and was he showing any other signs???maybe rolling?
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post #4 of 7 Old 02-19-2007, 07:54 PM
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I am really sorry about turner...
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post #5 of 7 Old 02-19-2007, 08:20 PM
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i'm so sorry for your heartache :(
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-19-2007, 08:41 PM
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I'm VERY sad to hear

Its the hardest thing for us to accept a passing of our horse(s).

I too recently had to let my 18 year old quarter horse go beyound to better pastures. It hurt so much! This was January 16th. And on February 16th of last year my beloved soul mate who was 29 also had to go beyound to better pastures, which seemed to be much harder as she was my first horse and taught me so much. My 29 year old had Stones - and the 18 year old had many problems from arthritis to wind sucking to founder and possibly stones. I rescued her from people that obviousely from her illness' had no clue as to what was going on with her. We were together for 5 years.

Not a day goes by I don't long for them to be with me. However, I'm so thankful we did have the time together that we did.

The only way you will know what exactly happened to your baby is an autopsy. I accepted my girls passings so I opted not to do an autopsy.

You can speculate till the cows come home what happened.

To name a few:
Ruptured stomach
Poisoness plants

Did you have the vet come out? If the vet came out ask the vet their opinion of what may have caused this sudden on-set of illness.

I'll lend you for a little while
My grandest foal,
For you to love while he's alive
and mourn for when he's dead

It may be one or twenty years,
Or days or months, you see.
But will you, till I take him back
Take care of him.

He'll bring his charm to gladden you,
And should his stay be brief
You'll have treasured memories
As solace for your grief.

I cannot promise he will stay,
Since all from earth return.
But there are lessons taught on earth
I want the foal to learn.

I've looked the wide world over
In my search for teachers true.
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes
With trust, I have selected you.

Now will you give him your total love?
Nor think the labor vain,
Nor hate me when I come
To take him back again?
I know you'll give him tenderness
And love will bloom each day.
And for the happiness you've known
Forever grateful stay.

But should I come and call for him
Much sooner than you'd planned
You'll brave the bitter grief that comes
And someday you'll understand.
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-19-2007, 10:35 PM
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Barren by Kit McCallum (the loss of a beloved pet)

Upon this day I reminisce
With sadness and regret
The loss of my beloved
Special "child" who was my pet.

It's been a year of longing
Wishing you'd return to me ...
For though you left one year ago,
I cannot "set you free".

Though time has made it easier,
To go from day to day ...
No one can understand the
"Special" role your life did play.

For every day you were a part,
Of love and joy and life ...
You had a way that focussed me
And lessened daily strife.

I'd hurry home to see your face,
Behind that window pane;
Where wiggles, hugs and cuddles
Brightened up the worst of days.

And now I sit, with eyes tear filled,
You are not by my side;
And when I see the window,
It is bare and bleak inside.

Emotions, they are raw today,
I'm simply torn apart ...
For hollow, wrenching feelings
Tear apart this very heart.

An emptiness, that's deeper than
The oceans ... fill my soul;
A painful hunger bites my
Inner self beyond control.

For though time healed the daily wounds
I wore upon my sleeve,
I shelter from the world outside
Just what you meant to me.

No children was I blessed to have,
My womb was barren ... yet,
You filled the void my darling one,
My sweet and lovely pet.

To me, you were more human
Than some others I have known ...
You gave such love and tenderness;
T'was deep within your soul.

Now spring is here, and little things
We loved now cause me harm ...
The walks we'd take around the yard
No longer hold their charm.

We're packing just to get away,
And leave this home we've lived ...
For without you to share this with,
I get no joy from it.

I see you as I turn each step,
I watch for you each day ...
Oh little one, I miss you so,
... Much more than words can say.

I'm SOOO sorry!!!

Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.
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