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RIP, old girl

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  • RIP, old girl

    This afternoon, we had to put my boyfriend's old mare, Ginger, down. She was colicy this morning, and after a vet call, it was determined that she more than likely had a twisted gut, and the decision was made. At 25+ years old, she had been a fabulous trail horse, a wonderful lesson horse, and truly was one of the sweetest mares to work with. She will be missed.

    this, it be right.
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  • #2
    So sorry for your loss, she sounds like a wonderful mare.


    • #3
      So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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      • #4
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        • #5
          IMO there is noting greater than an old mare that has devoted her life to you. Thank you for doing right by her. I am so sorry for your loss.


          • #6
            I'm so sorry. {{hugs}}
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            • #7
              RIP Ginger

              So sorry Timex, and your boyfriend, for the loss of your old girl. I once boarded with an old, blind mare named Ginger and I've never forgotten the day her dad put her down. I hope the two Gingers are queens in the Ginger fan club!


              • #8
                I'm sorry. Sounds like she had a grand long life with your boyfriend. I hope he can look back on those great memories and smile.

                My condolences.
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                Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
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                • #9
                  There's coffee in that nebula.


                  • #10
                    Lots of hugs and my sympathies on her loss. Sounds like she was a gem of a gal.


                    • #11
                      I am so sorry for your loss but I'm happy that she had a good life and was loved.


                      • #12
                        Oh it is the WORST. I'm so sorry. Good job, though, you did right.
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                        • #13
                          This it certainly be right. A tip of the cap to a grand old lady, and so sorry for your loss.


                          • #14
                            So sorry for the loss. May she run free in your hearts.


                            • #15
                              My deepest sympathy on your loss.

                              Originally posted by foundationmare View Post
                              So sorry Timex, and your boyfriend, for the loss of your old girl. I once boarded with an old, blind mare named Ginger and I've never forgotten the day her dad put her down. I hope the two Gingers are queens in the Ginger fan club!
                              I was there when my neighbor had her mare named Ginger laid to rest at a decent old age, she was a rescue case, and while sad, it was a blessing to release her from her pain on earth. So, there may be a happy herd of Ginger mares waiting on the other side.
                              There are friends and faces that may be forgotten, but there are horses that never will be. - Andy Adams


                              • #16
                                I send muzzle kisses.
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                                • #17
                                  Surrounded by love - may your horsie BF remember this when the hurt sets in deeply -

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                                  • #18
                                    So sorry for your loss. Godspeed sweet Ginger. ((hugs))


                                    • #19
                                      I am so sorry for your loss!
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