RIP April

Postby msvette2u » March 18th, 2008, 3:19 pm

Where to start...
We had to put our old mare, April, down today.
She had gotten so thin over the summer. She's over 30 now, and if what the people who gave her to us is true, she was 36-37 years of age.

We had her for 6 years, and her pasture pal, Jelly Bean (the Appy gelding).

Jelly Bean and Classy, our Thoroughbred mare, are whinnying up a storm out there - they miss her :cry:


Her body condition was horrible, it became more apparent as her winter coat began to fall out.
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Her knee has gotten so huge (old injury)
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We kept putting off the inevitable-last year she was nowhere near this condition.
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RIP old girl - I will miss you so much :cry:
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Postby katiek0417 » March 18th, 2008, 3:28 pm

I'm so sorry for your loss, 'Vette...
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Postby madremissy » March 18th, 2008, 3:31 pm

My thoughts are with you and your whole family. RIP April.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » March 18th, 2008, 5:01 pm

RIP April... :(
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Postby hey21jude » March 18th, 2008, 5:19 pm

:cry1: I'm so sorry for your loss and for your other horses dealing with this. She was a real beauty!
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Postby iluvk9 » March 18th, 2008, 7:31 pm

I am so very sorry, Yvette. I know your animals are so loved and cared for. Please pass my condolences along to your husband and children.
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Postby amazincc » March 18th, 2008, 11:06 pm

RIP, April. :cry:
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Postby Malli » March 19th, 2008, 12:12 am

RIP April, she was well-loved Yvette.
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Postby luvmypitties » March 19th, 2008, 9:03 am

I am so sorry! She lived a very long life! My thoughts are with you and your family!
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Postby cheekymunkee » March 19th, 2008, 5:20 pm

I'm so sorry Vette. :cry:
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Postby mistee06 » March 24th, 2008, 1:57 pm

sorry to hear about your ol' gal :(...atleast you know the last 6 years have been wonderful for her....


...when I split up my original 3 horses (two went to a sale) and I kept my Sonny it took him weeks to stop looking for them... people say their stupid animals, but I think their really smart, and remember the strangest things sometimes...

RIP beautiful April...
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Postby Jenn » March 24th, 2008, 9:09 pm

I'm very sorry for your loss :(
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Postby MadAboutMagnus » March 24th, 2008, 11:00 pm

:cry:

I know that there are few words that can describe the type of pain we feel when we lose one of our furry children, but if you can find any comfort in knowing that you are not alone, please do.

My daughter is 3 and she ADORESSSSSSS horses/pony's/zebra's or anything that remotely resembles a horse.
When she saw the picture of your April, she yelled out "OH HOW BEAUTIFUL !!! "... :wink:

So thank you for sharing your April with us. Her spirit is still bringing joy to those that lay eyes on her.

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Postby msvette2u » March 24th, 2008, 11:02 pm

On March 24 2008, MadAboutMagnus wrote::cry:

I know that there are few words that can describe the type of pain we feel when we lose one of our furry children, but if you can find any comfort in knowing that you are not alone, please do.

My daughter is 3 and she ADORESSSSSSS horses/pony's/zebra's or anything that remotely resembles a horse.
When she saw the picture of your April, she yelled out "OH HOW BEAUTIFUL !!! "... :wink:

So thank you for sharing your April with us. Her spirit is still bringing joy to those that lay eyes on her.

HUGS FROM MARYLAND !


Oh my...that brought tears to my eyes - thank you so very much :)
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Postby Remington » March 26th, 2008, 7:18 pm

As a horse owner, about a week after I said "ok" and handed over my check...I started thinking about "that day". Cameo was 4 at the time I bought her. I still think about it often, and know it will not be easy no matter what, but even as a perfectly healthy show horse, I know...someday....
I am very sorry for your loss, but it sounds like she had a wonderful long life with good care, and loving horsey friends:) RIP April
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Postby msvette2u » March 26th, 2008, 8:07 pm

Thank you so much for your kind words.
It's so tough - I kept hoping she'd pass on her own, but as she declined I knew I couldn't wait for it :cry:
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