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  1. #1
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    Default Repeat Offender, aka Buzz, 1997-2008

    I know he had a fan club here at one time, and it was the Eventing forum to which I came when I made the decision to add him to my herd, so here is the most appropriate place for me to come and make a very sad announcement.

    It is with a Very Heavy heart tonight that I tell you guys that my boys got out of the paddock at my house tonight, and that Buzz was hit by a car as he crossed the highway, after leading the town cop on a chase.

    The impact shattered the head of the femur and sliced an artery. There was absolutely nothing to be done for him.

    I was in Tallahassee, picking up hay and returning some Christmas presents and the gate to the paddock was shut when I left at 4 pm. About 6:30, my mom called and told me I needed to hurry home to help catch the boys, as they seemed to have gotten out.

    No one wanted to tell me that he'd been involved in an accident, but did tell me to go ahead and call the vet.

    All the folks that were here to help were fantastic. I got there in time to hold his head for a while and to be there to make the call to go ahead and put him down right where he stood.

    We'll bury him in the morning.

    He was such a special horse and I will miss him very much. Thanks so much to everyone who has cared about him and helped me with him over the years.

    I finally got to jump him myself at the intro to Eventing clinic in October and I am so very glad that I did.

    It is so hard to believe that he's gone.

    Godspeed, Little Man. I love you.

    Libby
    *Proud member of the Hoof Fetish Clique*
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    Oh CRAP. Lib, I'm so, so sorry to hear that. I know your heart must be breaking. Sending you huge hugs.



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    I am so sorry to read this. I had a horse hit right in front of me once, he ended up ok but it was terrible.
    I am so sorry for your boy.



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    So sorry about Buzz. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved horse who is in the prime of his life. We do the best we can for them, but life is so fragile. I know you will probably feel guilt about how you could have prevented this if you had just... (you fill in the blank-left him in the stall tonight, padlocked the gate, added electric fence or whatever guilt is overcoming you). Try not to dwell on that. We can't protect them from everything, no matter how hard we try.



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    I'm so sorry to hear this! You did amazing things for Buzz and I wish you two had had more time together. --Jess



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    Oh god Libby I am so, so sorry. Is there anything we can do for you? I'm so heartbroken for you.



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    I am so so sorry for your loss.



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    Boy, words just fail me. I am so sorry. Hugs and prayers to you.



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    Libby, I am so sorry.
    There are no words that are sufficient to ease your pain, just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.



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    Thank you guys so much.

    I'll try to link to some photos tomorrow -- Some of his pictures with Ralph are fantastic. He was awesome
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    Oh Libby, I am so terribly sorry for your tragedy. Dear Buzz, he'll have a wonderful welcoming committee at The Bridge, including my Mikey and Char.



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    So very, very sorry for your loss.
    No hour of life is lost that is spent in the saddle.
    -- Winston Churchill



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    I am so sorry to hear this Poor fellow...



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    Oh Libby, I am so sorry.
    EDDIE WOULD GO



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    This is my worst nightmare. My thoughts and prayers are with you...
    "This thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down" - Mary Pickford



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    I am so sorry....may his trip over the Bridge be swift!



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    Oh Libby!! I am so, so sorry, omg.

    Godspeed Buzz. Hugs, girl.
    We're spending our money on horses and bourbon. The rest we're just wasting.
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    I am so very sorry. Godspeed to a great horse.
    "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief



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    My sincere condolences.
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