People can say "so what if your horse is that age" but in all reality, when our horses reach 20, it is a day by day thing, and we have to put more money into their care and wellbeing because they are special.
We'll have to start a Senior Horse Owner group so that we can support one another.
Pretty much! I'm sure it's this way for anyone with a horse but sometimes I worry that I might go out in the morning and find her laying there, dead. That just scares me. I've had other pets die and I feel terrible and broken with each one, whether it's a fish or a dog and I just can't imagine being able to move on past Lacey's death. It's kinda like my life was in black and white before Lacey and now that she's here, my life is in color and I really can't comprehend going back to life in black and white. I was talking to my "special guy friend" (hahahaha) the other day and he asked me how long I have had Lacey and when I told him that I've only been with her for a year and a half, he was totally shocked. He said "You talk about her like you've known her for your entire life!" I really feel like I've known her for the entire time that my life has been worth something, yknow? I know it was worth something before Lacey came along but I feel like she's made me so much more of a person....
We totally do need a group. Good idea. Heehee
Originally Posted by FehrGroundRanch View Post
Does she lose weight in the winter? Arabs also have a longer lifespan than say a TB or a QH! :)
She does lose weight in the winter. =( I think that has more to do with how she's in a feild with 6 other, much younger (the oldest one is 13) horses and she's second from the bottom in the pecking order and less to do with age, however. She's always getting shoved off her food and I try to feed her extra when I come out but she doesn't have as nice of a layer of fat over her ribs as I would like to see. Thankfully she's maintaining perfectly, even while looking a smidge ribby so maybe she's fine. And her butt looks all nice, not gaunt at all, so maybe it's just her conformation to carry her weight less over her ribs...
That's true about Arabs and their life spans! I'll try to remind myself of that. Haha
I totally took too long responding and people ninja'd me! Thanks Gillian! You better have Zeus for 20 more years! I wanna see grizzled old Zeus-man pictures! =P
Thanks M2G! I want her to live forever.