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VERY SAD NEWS, , our love to Silly Mommy

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  • #41
    Amanda will be remembered by more people than ever saw some of the great show horses of the past because she was shared through the BB.

    Sabra shared her with us all, just as Robby did his hopes and dreams of Willow.

    Her life may have been short but she touched us.

    What a generous gift. Thank you so much, Silly Mommy.

    Friendship is Love without his wings
    -Lord Byron
    "If you would have only one day to live, you should spend at least half of it in the saddle."


    • #42
      I'm so sorry [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]


      • #43
        RIP Princess Amanda

        My sympathy to you Silly Mommy.

        Founder of the mighty Thoroughbred Clique!

        Resident racing historian
        F O.B
        Resident racing historian ~~~ Re-riders Clique
        Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique


        • #44
          Oh, I'm so sorry. Having just lost a lovely colt of my own, I know just how devastated you are. Maybe our two will play together over the bridge til we get there.

          Sonesta Farms Hanoverian, Knabstrupper & Arabian Sport Horses

          "Find something you love & call it work."
          Visit Sonesta Farms website at www.sonestafarms.com or our FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/sonestafarms. Also showing & breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.


          • #45
            Oh gosh--I'm so very sorry. Its just so hard to loose these creatures. This has been a very bad month for lots of us here. Just know that many of us share your pain, and would take it away to bear ourselves if we could.


            • #46
              Oh God! I'm so sorry. You poor thing. I'm just so sorry for you. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]


              • #47
                Wow! I can't believe how many responses this thread has already gotten! After losing Mandarin, I have a hard time opening the RIP threads...

                I still haven't gotten any answers, but there are no other sick animals on the premises, and she hadn't been exposed to anything new - that I know of. I'm particularly interested in the tox screens--her symptoms were similar to one I knew who almost poisoned himself with the deadly red maple. We didn't think of poisoning since she has lived in the same stall, same paddock for the last six months... Just one of the ideas bouncing around.

                Once again, thanks for the support - I'll keep y'all updated.

                You have to be smarter than the horse, and since that will never happen, pretend you are.

                I'm just "average"


                • #48
                  I think you know that we all share your loss, and with most of have having gone through similar situations in the past, can 100% relate to how you feel ...

                  It does get better after awhile

                  I am so sorry, once again



                  • #49
                    Sabra, I'm so sorry. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]


                    • #50
                      Oh Silly Mommy, I'm so terribly sorry for your loss.

                      I'm sure Amanda's up galloping around with her daddy right now.

                      My most heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers with you right now. :'(
                      "These are my principles. If you do not like them, I have others." --Groucho Marx


                      • #51
                        I'm very sorry to hear that. Losing a horse must be really tough. However - just something to think about -

                        there was an article my friend showed me that said Todd Pletcher recently lost three of his stakes racehorses to a strange virus within 9 days, and I believe this was in NY. So I would just watch out everyone, be very careful.

                        Don't get mad, get glad!
                        Don\'t get mad, get glad!


                        • #52
                          so sorry for your loss



                          • #53
                            It is really scary how we can have them with us one minute and gone the next. Please do let us know of the results. Don't allow people to tell you how to feel either, and don't let them push you around. Do stuff when your ready, cry, remember them for who they were and not how they died(I still battle with that on a daily basis).


                            "What made her great destroyed her"
                            -Member of the Thoroughbred Clique-

                            \"What made her great destroyed her\"


                            • #54
                              It is so hard to invest yourself emotionally so much and then to loose it. Most of us with babies have had to deal with horrible heartbreak. I wish there was something I could say to make it OK but there is not. Know that a lot of people out here on the BB do care. I am very sorry for your loss.

                              O.K, Darkhorses, that's Rubs Not PatCZ to you!
                              Lisa Coletto
                              Standing Elite Hanoverian stallion, Cabalito


                              • #55
                                I posted this on JB's board too [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

                                I'm so sorry for your loss, Amanda was the most beautiful filly ever. We're all here for you




                                • #56
                                  I'm so very sorry...

                                  Seen on a Centre College Democrats T-Shirt
                                  "Because no one ever said they wanted a good piece of elephant."
                                  \"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats.\"

                                  \"Betwixt the stirrup and the ground, mercy I asked and mercy I found.\"


                                  • #57
                                    I found this on Chance's website(the little foal that died). Here a couple of them, they always make me cry, however they make me realize how much of a gift they are to us(so much so for me that even a year later I can't sleep at 1 am), it is a long hard road. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]
                                    "They say that memories are golden, well maybe that is true.
                                    I never wanted memories, I only wanted you.
                                    A million times I needed you, a million times I cried.
                                    If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died.
                                    In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still.
                                    In my heart you hold a place, no one could ever fill.
                                    If tears could build a stairway, and heartache make a lane,
                                    I�d walk the path to heaven, and bring you back again.
                                    Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same,
                                    But God calls us one by one, the chain will link again."

                                    *And another*

                                    The Grandest Foal

                                    "I�ll lend you for a little while
                                    My grandest foal, He said.
                                    For you to love while she�s alive
                                    And mourn for when she�s dead.
                                    It may be one or twenty years,
                                    Or days or months, you see.
                                    But, will you, till I take her back
                                    Take care of her for me?
                                    She�ll bring her charms to gladden you,
                                    And should her stay be brief
                                    You�ll have treasured memories
                                    As solace for your grief
                                    I cannot promise she will stay,
                                    Since all from earth return.
                                    But, there are lessons taught on earth
                                    I want this foal to learn.
                                    I�ve looked the wide world over
                                    In my search for teachers true.
                                    And from the throngs that crowd life�s lands
                                    With trust I have selected you
                                    Now will you give her your total love?
                                    Nor think the labor vain,
                                    Nor hate Me when I come
                                    To take her back again?
                                    I know you�ll give her tenderness
                                    And love will bloom each day.
                                    And for the happiness you�ve known
                                    Forever grateful stay.
                                    But should I come and call for her
                                    Much sooner than you�d planned
                                    You�ll brave the bitter grief that comes
                                    And someday you�ll understand.
                                    For though I�ll call her home to Me
                                    This promise to you I do make
                                    For all the love and care you gave
                                    She�ll wait for you, inside Heaven�s Gate"

                                    Hope this helps some [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]


                                    "What made her great destroyed her"
                                    -Member of the Thoroughbred Clique-

                                    \"What made her great destroyed her\"


                                    • #58
                                      I'm so so so sorry [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]


                                      • #59
                                        Oh, dear - my hearfelt hugs to you from the Emerald Isle. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

                                        Found the view [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]
                                        co-author of 101 Jumping Exercises & The Rider's Fitness Program; Soon to come: Dead Ringer - a tale of equine mystery and intrique! Former Moderator!


                                        • #60
                                          I'm so sorry.