It really is sad, but thankfully he went fairly quietly and easily. Reading this brought tears to my eyes as I lost may mare last Nov.
She was 22 and I'd had her for 15 years. She just layed down in her stall and quietly died. Horses seem to know when it's "their" time. Still, it's not easy for the humans they leave behind who loved them. Em
If it makes anyone feel better he lives on in relatives and I am friends with someone who has a black and white paint gelding named My Spirited Zippy. The Zip line always produced great foals. But he was an awesome horse I heard stories about him that's so sad