I am so sad and heartbroken. My almost 10 yr old OTTB had a twisted gut and had to be put down yesterday. He was the first horse I've ever lost, and I am at a loss without him. Waller Equine Hospital did an amazing, caring and compassionate job and I am grateful.
I know my sweet good General is in a better place, but I am beside myself.
He made me so happy, he was a great horse, we had big plans. He was an amazing once in a lifetime kind of horse and our almost 3 year relationship was too very short.
it's not the edge of the earth, but you can see it from here
I am so, so sorry.
I lost my best girl to a twist 5 years ago. It was so sudden, less than 3 hrs from first sign of a problem until she was gone... It took me a long, long time to get over the initial devastating, searing pain.
Somehow it is harder when it is a young horse, in it's prime, like yours. It's the loss of hopes and dreams right alongside the loss of a partner.
Thoughts and prayers headed your way. I know words just don't really help, because they touch the place in us beyond words. Just know that we do get it.
I was thinking about him and you all yesterday and am so sad and so sorry. Anytime you want to come hang out let me sad. I know a little girl that wants to tell you how sorry she is too. I'll show her the photos in a bit. <HUGS>
So sorry for the loss of your sweet friend. Please feel free to come on this forum anytime to share your feelings. These folks helped me so much when I lost my beloved Chutney to colic in 2008. So many people have lost dear equine friends and will be more than willing to listen.
It doesn't seem like it now, but it will get better. The healing took more than a year for me, but, trust me, it does eventually get better. While I still miss my girl, I can now think of her and smile rather than cry.
I am so sorry that you had to go through this. It is heart-wrenching to watch them suffer.
In loving memory of Chutney (1977 - 2008)
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