I had my 3rd horse who was a tenn walker. I was only 13 when I lost him. I showed him in gaited classes, jumping, poles, games, and even did lessons. And trail rode. But on August 7th 2004 he had to be put down as he was having kidney problems and had had a stroke. I did not know that he had to be put down until I got a call from the vet in 2008 saying he had the ok from my parents to kill the horse as he said. He also said he would sue me for slander as I had told 2 or 3 people of what had happened. He is very blunt and not a very good vet. Titan had had complications on Aug 6th the vet was notified and he said he would come to the barn that evening but never did show up. Not even a call. He did not show up until the evening of aug 7th. By then the horse could not be saved. Therefor he had to be put down. This was a very devastating time for a shy teen to loose her only friend. It had only made me draw back more and not communicate well with anyone for that matter.
I have cried every year on this day. As I try to forget I remember. But I remember all the good times we had. But I do kick myself more and more for not taking more pictures of him. I really wish I had a picture to share but I have none to do so.
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