Thursday, July 15
Goodbye Miss T
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.