I honestly cannot explain my emotions right now, tonight I lost my 'heart horse' Chinga, in a freak accident that could have never been expected.
He has recently had cellulites in his two back legs, being treated with penicillin (the actual antibiotic he has had twice before), when he was given it tonight he had an unforeseen reaction to it. A few moments later he began seizing and collapsing on the ground - unable to stand on he's legs, and flipping over backwards. Crashing into gates & fences. Following this, he went out of control, galloping around, crashing through fences and falling over. When he was finally caught, there was a huge gash on his face. Half his face was missing and he was unable to sustain weight on both his back legs. The vet was immediately contacted, and when she arrived she concluded that the entire side of his face, along with his skull had been shattered - fragments of the bone were already in his brain, suspected breaks in both his back legs & ribs. Along with the mental damage done, all the money and surgery in the world wouldn't have fixed him. We decided to humanly put him to sleep. He went very peacefully, with myself, my family and instructor standing by - telling him how wonderful he was & how perfect of a horse he has been.
I do not have words to explain what I am feeling, I could not have asked for a better horse to spend the last five years with. I cannot thank him enough. I love you Chinga,
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