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RIP Nipntuck (3/1974-11/27/2009)

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  • RIP Nipntuck (3/1974-11/27/2009)

    35 years old. We evented extensively at training level during the '80's and completed one preliminary horse trial (Little River in Southern Pines) with no jump faults. She wasn't fancy, but she was fun and a great jumper. A grand old dame. She came in a bit colicy this evening and the vet found her gut displaced, so it was time to cross the rainbow bridge. I knew the day would come, but it still is painful and I and my kids will miss her very much.

  • #2
    I am so very sorry. I lost my 35-yr-old gelding in January and I know how you feel. Your girl was very blessed to have you as her person. Big (((hugs))) to you and your kids tonight.
    In memory of Rebuff (1974-2009)

    Rest in peace, my sweet man


    • #3
      Am so sorry...may she have a swift journey across the Bridge. And hugs to you!


      • #4
        Originally posted by Nipntuck View Post
        I knew the day would come, but it still is painful and I and my kids will miss her very much.
        What a good long run she had !! I'm glad she had you Don't be too sad,she's lived three horse life times just in her one.Keeping that thought in my mind helps me when my old ones pass on when the time comes.

        Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
        I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.


        • #5
          Sounds like she had a great life, and a cared for and swift passing. She was lucky to have you, and you lucky to have her.
          "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"


          • #6
            I'm sorry for your loss, but what a great long life she lived!
            Katie Ruppel & Yellow Rose Eventing *Website* & *Facebook*
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            • #7
              Hugs from VA. No matter how long we have them, it is never long enough. How wonderful for her to spend it with caring people who loved her.
              stained glass groupie


              • #8
                Originally posted by mroades View Post
                Sounds like she had a great life, and a cared for and swift passing. She was lucky to have you, and you lucky to have her.
                What more could I add?

                Hugs to everyone. Its hard to let them go.
                “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Peter Drucker


                • #9
                  So very sorry for your loss. RIP Nipntuck. Thoughts and prayers for you and your famlies ~ human and barn during this most difficult time.
                  Last edited by Zu Zu; Nov. 28, 2009, 11:52 AM. Reason: spelling
                  Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


                  • #10
                    God Speed to Nipntuck - a great life lived


                    • Original Poster

                      Thank you for all the kind words. She did live a good and long life. We just buried her and we were all there. The backhoe driver was also a horse person and very kind and careful.


                      • #12
                        Wow, what a life! A good long life to be celebrated! I am so sorry for your loss! To lose a partner like that is always so tough. RIP Nipntuck
                        Turn off the computer and go ride!


                        • #13
                          I know what it is like to lose the one horse that you use for your screenname. I lost my Shea at 26 to colic. Special horses. I remember him every time I see his name.


                          • #14
                            I am so sorry, my time is coming, mine's 37 and his son 35, just about every day I think it wont be much longer. They have been with me over half my life, they are like my first children and like you, you know its coming and while you know you and they have been blessed to have such a long run but it still doesnt make it any easier. Godspeed to your Nipntuck.


                            • #15
                              RIP Nipntuck - what a fine life you had together!
                              *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                              Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                              Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                              Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015


                              • #16
                                I'm sorry for your loss, it is never easy. Living to 35 is a testiment to both the horse and your loving care.
                                There are friends and faces that may be forgotten, but there are horses that never will be. - Andy Adams


                                • #17
                                  So sorry for your loss. Godspeed, brave mare!
                                  "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief