Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
I need help, big time, I am hurting.
This morning when my granddaughter was loping my 26 year old horse, he went down on her. His shoulder buckled but he made sure he stayed down, until she got up. He wrecked his shoulder big time. She was okay, but Scotty wrecked his shoulder. The vet came and did the kind thing. A vet that I had never met before, from a local clinic that I rarely use, but very kind and caring man, he bawled with me when he put the horse down.
My granddaughter is fine, a bruised ankle but more upset about having to say goodbye to her horse. Children are resilient and she went off to see her cousins. I am fine too, I miss the horse terribly but I am very worried about his son that I own, also my husband that buried the horse.
His son, indy, is going absolutely nuts. I let him and another horse that I own out into the forbidden lawn after Scotty was buried. Indy will graze a bit but then he runs back to the grave site and stands there with his head down and screams. My husband is sitting in the car port, crying. What deep hoof prints this horse has left.
My question is, on average how long does a horse grieve? My husband I can help, my horse I cannot.
I am not here to promote anythingNo, that's not true, I am here to promote everything equestrian and everyone enjoying horses!