Thursday, July 15

Goodbye Miss T

Geronimo (left) and Miss T enjoy a snack

Today we discovered the cold still body of our oldest horse lying in a dry creek bed. Miss T was 38 years old and had suffered an injury to her left hind leg that was healing nicely, then suddenly erupted into an infection that made her lame. In only two days, she went from a horse with a sore spot to a cripple. Karla came home from the lake with some medication to give the horse which would stop the infection from getting worse.

This morning we took the trail to the corral and as we approached the creek saw Miss T lying in a very narrow, steep, cramped part of the creek bed. She had fallen and must have died around midnight. So often old horses suffer for a long time with injuries that can only be kept from advancing, but finally sap their vitality. Miss T suffered for a very short time.

She had a good life. The most affected being is her longtime companion, Geronimo, The World’s Greatest Horse. They were inseparable. Today he hung around the house, as if to plead with us to bring his best friend back. All we could do was console him with carrots and apples and compassion.

3 comments:

HHhorses said...

Give Ger a HUG from me and tell him I love him! Tell him we all love him and he shouldn't be lonely, he needs to go out and find a new buddy.

淑蔡承均dgd周真淑ii淑 said...

聰明人之所以不會成功,是因為他們缺乏了堅忍的毅力。.......................................................

Susan said...

So sorry you are having such a sad day. That's a long time to be friends. Geronimo and Miss T have lessons fro us all.