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post #1 of 12 Old 05-08-2019, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy RIP Shadow

Hi all so my pony (mainly my sister's but we shared her) came down with a mild case of colic on Monday mid morning. Thankfully my sister and parents were at our house at the time. After that the vet came out at least four more times. Unfortunately Shadow was in a lot of pain all night/morning so we had to make the hard to decision and let her go at 2am this morning.

It's very hard because it just happened so fast and I feel like we didn't have enough time to say good bye to her.

If you read my other post I had to make the hard decision to let my first horse Rusty go in 2013 and now Shadow.

And now I only have one horse Daisy. Does anyone keep goats with their horses?

thank you for all your prayers and encouragement
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post #2 of 12 Old 05-08-2019, 04:06 PM
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So sorry for your heartbreaking losses

If your family does not plan to get another horse, pony or even donkey to keep Daisy company, a goat or goats could help.

I knew a Saddlebred show mare that was so nervous alone in her stall that her owner got her a pigmy goat to live with her. They would be turned out in a paddock together for part of the day, and she would become frantic if the goat got out of her sight.
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post #3 of 12 Old 05-08-2019, 04:33 PM
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I am so sorry for your loss :( My mare was kept with someone's milk goats before they moved and we got her. I'm sure it depends from horse to horse but she did really well with them as companions.

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post #4 of 12 Old 05-08-2019, 04:55 PM
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So sorry for your loss. I also had a horse named Shadow that I bought as an unhandled filly. I kept her all her life, and we also lost her to colic in her old age. My heart aches for you. I still miss my beloved Shadow very much.
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post #5 of 12 Old 05-08-2019, 05:16 PM
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This is always hard to read, even though I never met you or your horse. I'm sorry for your loss!
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post #6 of 12 Old 05-08-2019, 05:17 PM
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Very sorry that Shadow is gone. It is never easy.
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post #7 of 12 Old 05-08-2019, 05:27 PM
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I'm so sorry to hear this, it's so hard to let them go. Run like the wind Shadow.
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post #8 of 12 Old 05-08-2019, 06:45 PM
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I'm so sorry for your loss.
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post #9 of 12 Old 05-08-2019, 08:01 PM
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I'm sorry for your loss...
The greatest gift you could give Shadow was to let her go when she was in pain and the vet could not make it better...
Soar the heavens with the angels guiding you free, run with the wind.
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post #10 of 12 Old 05-09-2019, 07:04 AM
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Very sorry for your loss.
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