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  1. #1
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    Default Lost my beautiful Roo and her unborn foal tonight

    She was fine when I left for work this morning --left everyone in the barn because of the ice. When my helper arrived just before noon, she found Roo down in her stall and couldn't get her up. Vet came, recommended taking her to the local equine hospital. Long heartbreaking story short, they found a puzzle they couldn't solve, but my beautiful sweet girl was very, very sick. She went down hill so quickly and I can hardly believe she's gone. She was eight months pregnant. I am heartsick, I loved her so. This was to be her last foal and then a well-deserved retirement. She's not in pain any longer and I know in my head I did the right thing, but my heart isn't there yet.
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    I'm so sorry for your loss.



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    Absolutely. So very sorry. May you find comfort in knowing that you did what was right for her.



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    there is nothing so terrible as losing a mommy mare. our hearts are with you. so terribly sorry for your loss. godspeed roo.



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    I am so sorry. My condolences.



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    I don't have any words for you... they don't do any good, they aren't enough.

    I am so very, very sorry.
    InnisFailte Pinto Sporthorses & Coloured Cobs
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    Oh how horrible, I am so sorry for your loss. Godspeed Roo.



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    I'm so very sorry.



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    I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you. Hugs to you and RIP Roo and baby.
    ~Amy~ TrakehNERD clique
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    I'm so sorry.
    "Perhaps the final test of anybody's love of dogs is their willingness to permit them to make a camping ground of the bed" -Henry T. Merwin



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    So very, very sorry for your loss.
    Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm."
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    I am so sorry for the loss of your girl.



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    Nothing can be said to ease your pain right now. I am sorry that you had to make that decision, but know it was the right one and she isn't in pain anymore. She'll always be with you- hugs, Peg
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    I am so sorry for your loss. Listening to how much you loved her, I know you gave her a wonderful life. Focus on the great life you gave her.
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    So sorry for your loss. RIP Roo and little one.
    "If a horse has a "warm" back—loose, supple and oscillating—he can lift the rider...on a "cold" back—low and stiff—the rider achieves nothing other than growing old sitting on it." —Charles de Kunffy



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    So very, very sorry for your loss.

    Best to you,
    Cindy
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    I am so sorry, that's heartbreaking.

    Terri
    COTH, keeping popcorn growers in business for years.

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    I'm so, so sorry!
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    My heartfelt condolences to you. I can't think of anything more tragic. I can't breed anymore because I just don't have the nerve--so afraid of this type of scenario.

    Thank you for taking care of her and giving her the most loving gift--not letting her suffer. Godspeed Roo. May you enjoy your baby over the Bridge.
    \"I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with someone who is unarmed.\"--Pogo



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    Gosh, I don't even know what to say. I am so so sorry for the loss of your loved mare and her little one. At least you know she didn't suffer and if this had to happen, she was in her warm stall instead of the cold icy paddock. Godspeed, Roo and baby!



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