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RIP Wellfleet. Final thoughts, pg 15

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  • RIP Wellfleet. Final thoughts, pg 15

    I am writing this with my heart torn to shreds.

    My homebred, home backed and home trained 3 yo gelding has sustained a serious injury to his stifle in a pasture accident. He is the pinnacle of all I have ever learned about breeding for eventing, and is the result of a never-to-be repeated cross.

    Will my fellow eventers please jingle for him? The alternatives are major surgery (with questionable outcome) or euthanasia. I prefer the former, but don't want to put him through unnecessary trauma. So jingle for him, if you will, so that the right decision is made for him.

    I may not be able to respond to your posts. Please know I appreciate them!
    Last edited by frugalannie; Nov. 15, 2007, 04:55 PM. Reason: Insert update note
    They don't call me frugal for nothing.
    Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.

  • #2
    Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that! It breaks the heart when all our hopes and dreams seem to teeter like this. Jingling like mad for your young boy, may the outcome of his treatment exceed all your expectations! You'll make the right decision, never fear. How could you possibly do otherwise, loving him as you clearly do?
    Click here before you buy.


    • Original Poster

      Gee whiz, DW. I barely posted and you responded. There is more than one reason that you're my hero!

      Seriously, thanks for the support. With all you've been going through with Gwen, I don't know how you have the extra energy. Please tell me she's doing well!
      They don't call me frugal for nothing.
      Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.


      • #4
        I'm sorry to hear about your boy and the difficult decision you face. Big jingles to both of you.
        A horse may be coaxed to drink, but a pencil must be lead.


        • #5
          Hi FrugalAnnie - I'm jingling for your baby and you. Good luck.


          • #6
            Originally posted by frugalannie View Post
            Seriously, thanks for the support. With all you've been going through with Gwen, I don't know how you have the extra energy. Please tell me she's doing well!
            Jingles, Jingles, Jingles, lived though your pain, have had many homebreds that have broken my heart and it doesnt make it any easier, Prayers are with you and your baby!!

            Make any mistakes going forward!


            • #7
              Jingling for him to recover, and for you to be comfortable with your decision if you feel that euthanasia is necessary. I feel horrible for you being faced with that situation.
              Stay me with coffee, comfort me with chocolate, for I am sick of love.


              • #8
                sending loads of jingles...they can be such heart breakers. Hang in there.
                ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


                • #9
                  FA, thanks to many things, not least among them the power of COTH jingles, Gwennie is doing MUCH better. Keep the faith for now, we're pulling for you both!
                  Click here before you buy.


                  • #10
                    Sending tons of jingles!!! Neither decision will be an easy one but you will make the right choice for your boy.


                    • #11
                      Frugalannie--Jingling like mad for you!!!

                      FWIW my 16 year old event mare sustained a really bad stifle injury 2 years ago...torn cartilage...hobbling lame...arthroscopic surgery at Fairfield for $$$...fast forward 2 years and she is SOUNDER THAN EVER. PM me if you want more info.

                      JINGLE JINGLE JINGLE...we are pulling for you!


                      • #12
                        sending loads of jingles...


                        • #13
                          Sending many jingles.
                          T3DE Pact


                          • #14
                            Also jingles from here...
                            Race training and retraining Thoroughbreds.


                            • #15
                              from Virginia

                              prayers and jingles!
                              breeder of Mercury!

                              remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans


                              • #16
                                Tons of jingles from TN!
                                Taco Blog
                                *T3DE 2010 Pact*


                                • #17
                                  i too have homebreds. jingles from florida

                                  ride it like you stole it! "ralph hill"


                                  • #18
                                    Tons of jingles for you and your boy.
                                    If you believe everything you read, better not read. -- Japanese Proverb


                                    • #19
                                      Oh FA, please know that we are jingling here in VT like crazy for you! I am just sick about your beautiful boy. I am STILL hoping that my wonderful Petey will recover from HIS horrible pasture accident from 2005 where he was kicked and fractured his left hind sesamoid bone into 20+ little chips! He is very happy and perfectly pasture sound, but OH, wouldn't I love to ride him!

                                      I know you have great veterinary assistance to help you with this decision. Get all the info you need and then follow your heart. I know you will do the right thing.

                                      Let me know if we can help in any way. Hugs!
                                      \"I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with someone who is unarmed.\"--Pogo


                                      • #20
                                        jingling for you and your boy and hoping for a recovery
                                        There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.(Churchill)