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Weatherford's Mare Leah (R.I.P.)

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  • Weatherford's Mare Leah (R.I.P.)

    My dear longtime friend COTH moderator Weatherford who lives in Ireland, a few hours ago lost her beloved youthful mare Leah to what initially presented as colic but most certainly was more deep-seated and complex.

    Her vet was away. The vet substituting was unable timely to reach her farm, such that my friend had to watch her dear horse suffer and die, while being unable to do anything of substance to alleviate Leah's pain or suffering.

    Compounding the nightmare was cold bad weather, deep mud in her pasture and the presence of Weatherford's pre-teen student who observed the whole traumatic sequence of events.

    Weatherford posted:

    "RIP Farney Leadora (June 10, 2001 - Nov 17, 2012)
    May you find plenty of DRY green pastures over the Rainbow Bridge."

    I cannot get her FB photo link for Leah to work and since I am not a premium COTH member I can't post a downloaded photo directly.

    Weatherford has a great many longtime friends on COTH, and she can use all the support she can get right now.
    Last edited by Adamantane; Nov. 17, 2012, 06:57 PM. Reason: sentence sense

  • #2
    Godspeed, Leah. You couldn't have had a better owner.
    They don't call me frugal for nothing.
    Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.


    • #3
      I am so incredibly sad to see this.

      Vale, Leah. And many comforting thoughts for Weatherford. And her student.
      "Aye God, Woodrow..."


      • #4
        So sorry to read this. How terribly sad. Sending many hugs to Weatherford.

        Godspeed, Leah.
        Last edited by jenm; Nov. 17, 2012, 05:47 PM. Reason: punctuation
        Proud owner of a Slaughter-Bound TB from a feedlot, and her surprise baby...!


        • #5
          Godspeed Leah. Jingles for everyone involved.
          McDowell Racing Stables

          Home Away From Home


          • #6
            So sorry. Colic really sucks.
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            • #7
              So very sorry to hear of this loss. May Weatherford find peace in the memories of the good times.
              pace, path, balance, impulsion and ??

              Don't panic! Ralph Leroy Hill


              • #8
                Oh, what a shame! I am so sorry to hear of her loss.


                • #9
                  Oh no... Our Weatherfords girl, gone?

                  So sad for the loss and sorry for the circumstances
                  "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
                  The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances.


                  • #10
                    So sorry to hear the sad news....


                    • Original Poster

                      I've done every thing I can think of to get someone on site with hugs and hot tea or whatever.


                      • #12
                        Hugs to Weatherford.
                        If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats. - Lemony Snicket


                        • #13
                          I am so sorry to hear this, Weatherford. We will keep you and your mare in our thoughts and prayers.
                          "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." Albert Einstein



                          • #14
                            Oh I am so sorry for your loss, Weatherford. Having only just lost my heart horse my understanding of the pain and guilt and devastation that accompanies a loss like this is all too real and raw. I cannot imagine witnessing what you saw and I hope that you can find some peace in the weeks to come. My thoughts are with you and your mare


                            • #15
                              Oh Weatherford, I am so sorry for your loss.


                              • #16
                                So very, very sorry for your loss Weatherford. She'll have lots of wonderful friends to play with over The Bridge.


                                • #17
                                  The loss is tragic enough, but to have been unable to prevent the suffering and having to watch it just compounds the loss exponentially. So sorry, Weatherford. You have my sincere condolences.


                                  • #18
                                    What an awful thing to have to go through. Sending hugs and condolences. Godspeed Leah.


                                    • #19
                                      So sorry and so sad to hear, especially when they have to suffer. May Leah meet Shanya, a very cute young Percheron mare who was put down today by our friend. Colic sucks.


                                      • #20
                                        Sending many hugs and condolences. RIP Leah...