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    06-29-2013, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by ChingazMyBoy    
Thank you all, I went down to the barn this afternoon. Got lots of hugs and a few pony kisses, it wasn't the same as seeing Chinga out in the paddock. If I do get a new horse, I'll be taking my time, but I intend on incorporating the word 'legacy' in Spanish in there. Chinga's name was spanish, it will be his legacy - he taught me so much and deserves to be honored for that.

Yes, Chinga is a Spanish word.......but, not exactly a nice one...LOL! But from all of the stories you had of him in the early days, it may have been a good name for him. Luckily, you two ironed out most of those wrinkles.
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    06-30-2013, 04:58 PM
I am so, so sorry for your loss. Reading it brought tears to my eyes, and I have a feeling they will only keep flowing as I type the following out.

I can remember hearing all about Chinga in threads, and I remember hearing of all you went through trying to get him better.

Just remember that he knew how much you loved him and he loved you back just as much, if not more. Although Indie's death doesn't sound nearly as horrific, losing a horse in such an unexpected, tragic way is never easy to deal with and even now, I'm still struggling with Indie's loss. I can only wish you strength as you try to remember only the good memories, and remember how blessed Chinga was to have you, and how lucky you were to have him.

The next few months are, without a doubt, going to be painstaking and difficult... but I hope that one day, you can give another horse the love and care you gave Chinga. When Indie died, my instructor told me that every horse deserves their own person to love them and told me that one day, she'll lead me to another horse needing my love, which I'm sure Chinga will do for you.

Words are likely of little consolation, but know that everyone here has you in their thoughts, and Indie is probably giving Chinga a grand tour.
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    06-30-2013, 08:11 PM
Originally Posted by ChingazMyBoy    
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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Maddie I am so sorry!! I have known you and your horse ever since you joined the forum. We've had a lot of discussions out here, and I had the pleasure to get to know you and that special horse. What a devastating set of news that is. I am sooooo sorry for your loss.

I hope you are able to heal quickly while Chinga re-unites with many other truly loved horses on the other side of the rainbow.

Lots of love to you Maddie.
    07-01-2013, 09:31 AM
When I lost Paddy last week I kept asking myself how we let ourselves get taken in by these animals. I know it hurts, especially even more so when it it is so sudden and so very unexpected. If they are sick or old we have the time to come to terms with the process and can take our time saying our goodbyes but when it happens so quickly, there just isn't time to adjust.

My greatest condolences.
    07-01-2013, 09:53 AM
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It's sad to hear about that. My condolences .
    07-01-2013, 03:27 PM
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So sorry to hear about this! I am heartbroken for you! Have always looked forward to updates, photos, and threads from you and Chinga! So so sorry!
    07-01-2013, 04:15 PM
I am so sorry for you. Prayers sent.
    07-01-2013, 07:06 PM
:( I am so devastated for you. Chinga was so well loved at HF; we cannot imagine the pain you are experiencing but I hope that you will embrace the times he made you laugh or smile.

Hugs from your NZ neighbor.
    07-01-2013, 07:56 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss. I've been reading about you and Chinga's journey together for years. You accomplished so much together.
    07-02-2013, 10:15 AM
I freaked out when I read the title...I've seen you all over the forum, I'm so sorry. This truly was a freak accident. RIP Chinga. :(

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