I just recently lost my horse and it is killing me.
He is a 21 year old TWH and he was the best horse in the world. He was the one that made me as confident as I am now. He was so loyal. He was having some symptoms of colic and about 8-9 hours later it looked like he had a stroke because he showed all the symptoms of a stroke. He didn't even know what he was doing. And even though he could barely walk he still followed me around and even listened to me. I was walking him a little bit and he fell down and couldn't get up but was fighting to stay alive. He was in SO MUCH pain and I couldn't let him suffer, I think his intestine was twisted. So I gave him a trainquilizer that the vet gave me and he was still fighting to get up even though he was so weak. Within a minute he was gone.
I don't think I will ever get over this.