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post #1 of 48 Old 09-24-2012, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Losing horses is hard

Today was one of the toughest I've had in a long time. My two year old Morab gelding somehow broke his leg, and there wasn't anything we could do to help him.
It hurt like hell to hold him there, giving him treats while I waited for the vet, knowing I was going to end his life. He was still a happy guy, stood like a champ and enjoyed his scratches right to the very end.
He had so much **** potential. I feel like crap.
Rest in peace, Drifter. You were some kind of special, buddy.
Momma is still calling for him. I think the entire herd is missing his quirky personaility.
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post #2 of 48 Old 09-24-2012, 07:46 PM
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I'm so sorry for your loss. Rest well, sweet boy.
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post #3 of 48 Old 09-24-2012, 07:46 PM
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That is so terrible! Very disturbing to hear about such a young fellow losing his life. I am so very sorry for you and your loss. Hugs across the internet.
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post #4 of 48 Old 09-24-2012, 07:53 PM
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I'm so sorry for your loss, he was such a beautiful boy. May he run the beautiful pastures above forever!! <HUGS>
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post #5 of 48 Old 09-24-2012, 07:54 PM
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(((hugs))) im so sorry for your loss!
such a tragedy to lose one so young and with such potential. he was a truly beautiful boy.

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post #6 of 48 Old 09-24-2012, 07:55 PM
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Im so sorry for this loss.. He is running is greener pastures now<3 (((hugs)))

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post #7 of 48 Old 09-24-2012, 07:57 PM
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How heartbreaking, I'm so sorry that you've lost him :(

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post #8 of 48 Old 09-24-2012, 07:59 PM
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I am so very sorry.
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post #9 of 48 Old 09-24-2012, 08:00 PM
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I'm so sorry for your loss, he was a beautiful boy.
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post #10 of 48 Old 09-24-2012, 08:01 PM
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This is so sad What did he do to hurt himself? That must have been a tough call but it was the right one.

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