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ErikaLynn 04-20-2011 10:06 AM

I lost my bestfriend this morning.
So I got a call from my trainer this morning at 4:55, I knew something was wrong, but I didn't answer my phone. Then 5 minutes later my sister came in my room crying, saying that Lana, the mare I've been riding/training for a year, is colicking and she may have to be put down.

Then at 6:35 my sister told me she didn't make it. She was colicking from 10 at night until 6:30 in the morning.

I'm so upset, she was such a great horse, a bit bratty, but that's what I loved about her.

It also upsets me because I was at the farm until 9 last night, and she seemed OK, she was manuring and she at her dinner, and the treats I gave her, but she did roll once and she seemed tired (which is not too unusual, because she was super lazy, and always tired). I have seen her roll in her stall a few times, so it didn't seem strange to me. But it makes me think that she was probably colicking then, and I didnt do anything about it.

I know I shouldn't blame myself, but I cant help but think what if.

Anyway, it just happened so suddenly, she was supposed to be bred at the end of this month. But I got to ride her one last time on Monday, and she got to buck me off one last time too.

Writing this made me feel a little better...and thanks for reading.

lacyloo 04-20-2011 10:07 AM

She was beautiful, Sorry for your loss

Zimpatico 04-20-2011 10:10 AM

Oh Erika, I'm so sorry! She was absolutely STUNNING! And Duncraven Winter Series Champion? Very impressive! Please don't blame yourself. A simple roll and a little tired wouldn't have made me very concerned. I feel horrible for you, and send lots and lots of hugs. I'll be thinking of her today, and probably give my boy a few extra kisses when I see him tonight...

ErikaLynn 04-20-2011 10:14 AM

Thank you

Allison Finch 04-20-2011 10:14 AM

Oh my....I am so sorry!!!

I understand your feeling of loss. I lost my best friend, the stallion in my avatar, recently. We were buddies far beyond just riding and showing. There will be a hole for a good while. Just remember the good times (and the naughty ones).

Our hugs are coming your way.

Katesrider011 04-20-2011 10:16 AM

So sorry for your loss! *Hugs*

MIEventer 04-20-2011 10:19 AM

I am terribly sorry for your loss Erika, I know how terribly hard it is to loose a beloved friend like our equine companions is. She was absolutely beautiful, and the two of you made a fabulous team!

She'll always be with you Erika.

equus717 04-20-2011 10:26 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you healing vibes during this time of sorrow.

ErikaLynn 04-20-2011 11:38 AM

Thanks everyone

A knack for horses 04-20-2011 11:41 AM

Aww, I'm sorry for your loss hun *big hugs*

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