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  • RIP General

    I am so sad and heartbroken. My almost 10 yr old OTTB had a twisted gut and had to be put down yesterday. He was the first horse I've ever lost, and I am at a loss without him. Waller Equine Hospital did an amazing, caring and compassionate job and I am grateful.

    I know my sweet good General is in a better place, but I am beside myself.

    He made me so happy, he was a great horse, we had big plans. He was an amazing once in a lifetime kind of horse and our almost 3 year relationship was too very short.

    Here's my handsome boy:
    http://www.horsephotoguy.com/gallery...lbum=40&pos=19

    Thanks for letting me share. I don't think it will every stop hurting.
    View my photographs at www.horsephotoguy.zenfolio.com

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    I'm so sorry for your loss.

    Godspeed, General.

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    • #3
      I am so, so sorry.

      I lost my best girl to a twist 5 years ago. It was so sudden, less than 3 hrs from first sign of a problem until she was gone... It took me a long, long time to get over the initial devastating, searing pain.

      Somehow it is harder when it is a young horse, in it's prime, like yours. It's the loss of hopes and dreams right alongside the loss of a partner.

      Thoughts and prayers headed your way. I know words just don't really help, because they touch the place in us beyond words. Just know that we do get it.

      (((hugs)))
      InnisFailte Pinto Sporthorses & Coloured Cobs
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      Bits are like cats, what's one more? (Petstorejunkie)

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      • #4
        I'm so sorry- that must be truly horrible *hugs*

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        • #5
          Oh my goodness I'm so very sorry! I couldn't even begin to imagine! Sending you tons of hugs!

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          • #6
            I'm so sorry. I lost my grand old girl this time last year to a twist. It's just awful.

            {{hugs}}
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            • #7
              I am so sorry. Hugs to you.

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              • #8
                I too am very sorry for the loss of your sweet General. Many hugs to you. Godspeed General....

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                • #9
                  I was thinking about him and you all yesterday and am so sad and so sorry. Anytime you want to come hang out let me sad. I know a little girl that wants to tell you how sorry she is too. I'll show her the photos in a bit. <HUGS>

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                  • #10
                    Hugs from VA- so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
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                    • #11
                      RIP GENERAL ~ thoughts and prayers for you and everyone you loved this handsome boy.
                      Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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                      • #12
                        So very sorry for your loss.

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                        • #13
                          I am so sorry. What a loss it must be for you. Hugs from me and mine.
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                          • #14
                            So very, very sorry. It's so hard to lose one, no matter how it happens.
                            "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

                            Spay and neuter. Please.

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                            • #15
                              Very sorry for your loss.
                              RIP General.
                              "Anti-intellect and marketing, pretty, pretty, who needs talent
                              Crying eyes, we're so outnumbered, fight for the right to remain silent" Buck 65

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                              • #16
                                So sorry for the loss of your sweet friend. Please feel free to come on this forum anytime to share your feelings. These folks helped me so much when I lost my beloved Chutney to colic in 2008. So many people have lost dear equine friends and will be more than willing to listen.

                                It doesn't seem like it now, but it will get better. The healing took more than a year for me, but, trust me, it does eventually get better. While I still miss my girl, I can now think of her and smile rather than cry.

                                I am so sorry that you had to go through this. It is heart-wrenching to watch them suffer.

                                RIP General

                                ((HUGS))

                                Kim
                                In loving memory of Chutney (1977 - 2008)

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                                • #17
                                  So sorry for your loss.

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                                  • #18
                                    I just looked at your pics, and he looked like a love. Cute, smart eye, putting his head and neck out for a scritch.

                                    Sorry for your untimely loss. Hugs to you!

                                    RIP General.
                                    I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
                                    I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09

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                                    • #19
                                      Oh no.... I am so, so sorry.

                                      [[[HUGS]]]
                                      Originally posted by Martha Drum
                                      ...But I don't want to sit helmetless on my horse while he lies on the ground kicking a ball around without a bridle while Leatherface does an interpretive dance with his chainsaw around us.

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                                      • #20
                                        Godspeed General over the Bridge--he will be in good company. And many hugs to you! Give yourself time to grieve....it will get better although right now it won't seem like it.

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