1. Ariel (colic)
2. Dylan (heart failure-expected)
3. Dodger (TO injury)
4. Jester (cancer, though they wouldn't have known if he hadn't colicked)
5. Arie (colic)
6. Whinny (founder/coffin bone rotation/general lameness)
And if you count Andy, who had moved away from our barn end of summer but also colicked and flipped his colon rolling within these few months, 7.
It's just freaking depressing. 70 or so horses at our barn and nearly 10% passed away in such a short time period. Two of them were in the last two WEEKS!!! After having Whinny put down at 8am yesterday I just can't stop worrying. I know it's silly, but it's not like all of those horses were old... I guess things just kind of happen and maybe in a way it's lucky that I'm going through this with other horse owners before it happens to me but I sure as heck won't be sleeping much tonight. It's already after 4am here...