Originally Posted by Poseidon
If you don't mind me asking, what happened to her that she passed away so young?
Freak accident. I wish I could tell you what happened. All I know is that I left a healthy happy horse at around 6 PM on the 23rd of March, and was called back at around 7 PM by the trainer saying my horse hurt herself and to come out quick. Got there, vet came and prognosis didnt look good. She literally tore her hoof in half. It was split from the frog in the back, all the way around the ouside, and then split the hoof wall in the front. Both my fiance and I looked and looked and looked to see what she hurt herself on, couldnt find anything.
At around 8 PM, I took her to University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign (it was a 2 hour drive) and the vet there told me that the prognosis was terrible. I had them put her under gen. Anesthesia and take a closer look to make sure she couldnt be saved, but it was hopeless. She tore her tendon, all her soft tissue, and severed the joint in her foot :( Her navicular bones were no longer supported, and the cut was down to the bone. It was like you could literally peel her foot open and look at the bone. The only thing still connected was the bottom of the foot, the actual sole.
So I put my baby down at 12:52 AM on March 24, and it was one of the hardest things I've ever done. I lost her within 7 hours of knowing anything was wrong. Yeah Im tearing up just thinking about it.
Anyways, she is in heaven tearing it up, so I will just keep thinking of that :)