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  1. #1
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    Default Northern Colorado Peeps -- Farrier/Vet advice please. Sad update.

    About 10 days ago, I had to evacuate my three horses from the Black Forest fire, and ended up sending them to Ft Collins.

    They won't be coming home soon, as all of our fence lines burned.

    They are due for a trim (scheduled during the fire, of course) and I'd like to have a vet name or two, in the event they need some emergency care.

    Can anyone drop a name or two?

    Thanks for any advice!
    Last edited by twelvegates; Jun. 23, 2013 at 10:02 PM.
    Nothing with horses is ever easy or cheap. And if it is, you're doing it wrong. They always rip out part of your soul when they leave. I guess that's how they find us later.



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    I am so sorry to hear that

    Trims: Keith Jacobson 970.391.1838

    Emergency Vet stuff: Amy Jergens 970.518.6398


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  3. #3
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    For farrier I use Michael Allen:
    (970) 222-2692

    And vet I use Countryside
    http://www.csidevet.com
    **Friend of bar.ka**

    Fils Du Reverdy (Revy)- 1993 Selle Francais Gelding
    My equine soulmate


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    Thanks for the names. I appreciate your quick replies.

    On a very sad note, one of my horses that was moved up north just died a few hours ago. He was 29 and I've owned him for 27 1/2 years.

    I have to give a great recommendation to Bonnie, from Greener Pastures Transport, who came out quickly to take his remains.

    Just sorry I couldn't be there to say goodbye, as I am still in Black Forest trying to sort things out with the insurance company.

    He was a bit lethargic and off his feed last night, according to my husband, and I wanted a veterinarian's name, just in case.

    Sounds like the move and stress were just too much for him.

    Husband said he kept an eye on him all day, about every half-hour, and he was eating and drinking. When he last checked on him, he was down and already dead.

    Godspeed, Titan.
    Nothing with horses is ever easy or cheap. And if it is, you're doing it wrong. They always rip out part of your soul when they leave. I guess that's how they find us later.



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    My condolences on the loss of Titan, and best wishes for your life returning to normal after the fire.
    pace, path, balance, impulsion and ??

    Don't panic! Ralph Leroy Hill


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    I'm so sorry You have been through enough, without this.

    Godspeed, Titan.

    (((HUGS)))
    As Peter, Paul, and Mary say, a dragon lives forever.


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    So sorry for this added tragedy. I can't imagine what you're going through.
    www.crosscreeksporthorses.com
    Breeders of Painted Thoroughbreds and Uniquely Painted Irish Sport Horses in Northeast Oklahoma


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    Oh, twelvegates, I am so sorry.


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    [[hugs]]
    Tack Cleaning/All-Things-Tack nut
    ~DQ wanna-be~


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    Oh no, I'm so sorry. If you need help with anything I'm in Greeley. Feel free to send me a PM.

    Hugs!!
    **Friend of bar.ka**

    Fils Du Reverdy (Revy)- 1993 Selle Francais Gelding
    My equine soulmate


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    Thanks for the kind words and offers.

    It sounds like he passed peacefully. He was the kind of horse that followed me everywhere and was just so sweet. (A foundation bred QH.) I used to let him into the barn aisle in the evening, while I prepared everyone's breakfasts for the next morning. He would check out the grain bins and buckets and supplements, but he never knocked anything over. When it was time to go back in his stall, I just had to open the door and he'd walk back in. He would nuzzle me when I had to treat him for anything, as though he knew I was helping, however unpleasant the "help" was.

    It's breaking my heart, but I know he lived a good, long life.

    Here's to all the old well-loved horses. May their passings also be peaceful.

    And now I've got the names of farriers and vets for the PITA princesses.
    Last edited by twelvegates; Jun. 24, 2013 at 03:31 PM.
    Nothing with horses is ever easy or cheap. And if it is, you're doing it wrong. They always rip out part of your soul when they leave. I guess that's how they find us later.


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    Oh this is so sad to read.

    Very very sorry for your loss.


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    I am so sorry you are going through all of this! My thoughts are with you.


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    I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet old guy.


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