Originally Posted by della
I have a question that I hope someone can help with. I had a twh that was 25 and she died saturday. I got her when I was 16 and broke her myself. She was the best natured horse and a smooth ride. This summer my 8 year old daughter learned to ride on her. It was great. She was so gentle with her. Saturday my husband took her out for a short ride. She coughed once going up a hill and started bleeding out her nose. He stopped and she started picking grass. Didnt seem to be getting any worse and she didnt appear to be in pain. He thought she must have hit her nose on a gate or something. Anyway he went on a little further and about a mile she coughed again. Blood started pouring out her nose and mouth this time. He stopped her and got a ride to the trailor. She loaded and rode home fine. Got out of the trailor and went to the gate. Just through the gate she collasped dead. Bled to death I guess as much blood. Any ideas where it came from and what caused it? Please help.
This would be better in the Health section, more ideas there.
Anyway, I'm sorry for your loss. It could have been a number of causes. Guttural pouch disease, a tumor that invaded a blood vessel, a burst artery, that kind of stuff. No way to tell for sure without a necropsy but be assured that she probably felt no pain.
Again, I'm so sorry.