Gypsy was spending time with some trainers trying to sort through her problems. Tonight they took her out to lunge her and out of the blue she reared straight up and flipped over smashing her head on the ground when she hit the ground.
They rang me straight away and I told them to get a vet out and I would also head out but I was an hour away. This was at 7.30pm. She still hadnt got up when the vet arrived 40 minutes later. When I got there she was still on the ground and the vet explained what was happening. Basically she couldnt move the right side of her body and her right pupil was unresponsive to light indicating massive brain damage or a broken neck but she thought it more likely that it was brain damage. She said, and it was evident, that she couldnt come back from that. She also said she was in a lot of pain.
I decided it was best for her to be put down even though I didnt want that. I knew it was best for her though.
So at 9.15pm she went to sleep very quietly. It was almost surreal how gentle it was. I've never had a horse die before and I have to say its left a huge hole in my heart. Im absolutely devastated