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post #1 of 5 Old 04-08-2010, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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My horse died about a month ago. I had only owned him for 5 months. He was so sweet and talented and I miss him a lot. What got me was how fast it happened. On the morning of March 10th he was fine, and 24 hours later he was dead. No one has been able to figure out how it happened, even after the autopsy and all the tests. All I know is it was kind of like when a person goes into septic shock. Pretty much all of his organs failed, and he had to be put down.

However, I'm so glad I had the chance to work with Verdict. Even though I only had him for a little while, I learned so much from him.

RIP Verdict
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-11-2010, 03:25 PM
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So sorry to hear about your horse. I lost mine in February, they love so unconditionally that it leaves a hole in your heart. Hope you are doing a little better.
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-11-2010, 03:38 PM
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He was a handsome fellow too. RIP Verdict

"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-15-2010, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. :) I'm doing much better now, but it was tough for awhile. Partially because it was so sudden.
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-15-2010, 11:04 PM
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Sorry for your loss. He was a handsome boy, for sure.

My family lost our first mare (we had her just under 20 years) last fall. For Christmas I bought myself, my sister and Mum a necklace with a heart locket (with some of her mane) and a little horse shoe. I didn't think I'd own a horse again it hurt so bad (and her death was sudden), but I came to realize it only hurt so bad because of all the love and wonderful memories she gave me and my family and I didn't want to miss out having those wonderful moments with another lovely horse, which I now have.
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