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Lost my beautiful Roo and her unborn foal tonight

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  • Lost my beautiful Roo and her unborn foal tonight

    She was fine when I left for work this morning --left everyone in the barn because of the ice. When my helper arrived just before noon, she found Roo down in her stall and couldn't get her up. Vet came, recommended taking her to the local equine hospital. Long heartbreaking story short, they found a puzzle they couldn't solve, but my beautiful sweet girl was very, very sick. She went down hill so quickly and I can hardly believe she's gone. She was eight months pregnant. I am heartsick, I loved her so. This was to be her last foal and then a well-deserved retirement. She's not in pain any longer and I know in my head I did the right thing, but my heart isn't there yet.
    ~Another proud member of the TrakehNERD clique ~

  • #2
    I'm so sorry for your loss.
    I love my Econo-Nag!


    • #3
      Absolutely. So very sorry. May you find comfort in knowing that you did what was right for her.


      • #4
        there is nothing so terrible as losing a mommy mare. our hearts are with you. so terribly sorry for your loss. godspeed roo.


        • #5
          I am so sorry. My condolences.


          • #6
            I don't have any words for you... they don't do any good, they aren't enough.

            I am so very, very sorry.
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            • #7
              Oh how horrible, I am so sorry for your loss. Godspeed Roo.
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              • #8
                I'm so very sorry.


                • #9
                  I am so sorry. My heart goes out to you. Hugs to you and RIP Roo and baby.
                  ~Amy~ TrakehNERD clique
                  *Bugs 5/86-3/10 OTTB Mare* RIP lovely Lady, I miss you
                  *Frodo '03 Anglo Trakehner Gelding*
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                  • #10
                    I'm so sorry.
                    "Perhaps the final test of anybody's love of dogs is their willingness to permit them to make a camping ground of the bed" -Henry T. Merwin


                    • #11
                      So very, very sorry for your loss.
                      Already excited about our 2016 foals! Expecting babies by Indoctro, Diamant de Semilly, Zirocco Blue and Calido!


                      • #12
                        I am so sorry for the loss of your girl.


                        • #13
                          Nothing can be said to ease your pain right now. I am sorry that you had to make that decision, but know it was the right one and she isn't in pain anymore. She'll always be with you- hugs, Peg
                          Fleur de Lis Hanoverians


                          • #14
                            I am so sorry for your loss. Listening to how much you loved her, I know you gave her a wonderful life. Focus on the great life you gave her.
                            Producing horses with gentle minds & brilliant movement!


                            • #15
                              So sorry for your loss. RIP Roo and little one.
                              "If a horse has a "warm" back—loose, supple and oscillating—he can lift the rider...on a "cold" back—low and stiff—the rider achieves nothing other than growing old sitting on it." —Charles de Kunffy


                              • #16
                                So very, very sorry for your loss.

                                Best to you,
                                Watching Hawk Arabians
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                                *Ganges x Zabrynka


                                • #17
                                  I am so sorry, that's heartbreaking.

                                  COTH, keeping popcorn growers in business for years.

                                  "I need your grace to remind me to find my own." Snow Patrol-Chasing Cars. This line reminds me why I have horses.


                                  • #18
                                    I'm so, so sorry!
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                                    • #19
                                      My heartfelt condolences to you. I can't think of anything more tragic. I can't breed anymore because I just don't have the nerve--so afraid of this type of scenario.

                                      Thank you for taking care of her and giving her the most loving gift--not letting her suffer. Godspeed Roo. May you enjoy your baby over the Bridge.
                                      \"I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with someone who is unarmed.\"--Pogo


                                      • #20
                                        Gosh, I don't even know what to say. I am so so sorry for the loss of your loved mare and her little one. At least you know she didn't suffer and if this had to happen, she was in her warm stall instead of the cold icy paddock. Godspeed, Roo and baby!
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