Saturday, February 21, 2009
We've had a really terrible day.
We got up early this morning to get the horses loaded for gymkhana only to find Ginger, Lorna's older horse, was ill. We took her down to the vet in the big city but she didn't make the drive. The vet tried to resuscitate her but it didn't work. Lorna chose to watch the necropsy that was done to determine what was wrong with Ginger. We found out that she had had some major trauma to her neck when she was young, probably running into a fence, which caused her esophagus to become enlarged. Her food was no longer moving into her stomach as it should and everything was making it difficult for her to breathe. It was good to hear that nothing we did caused her death but that still hasn't made it any easier to accept. We spent the afternoon at the gymkhana show just helping out and watching, it was a balm to be around people who understand what we are going through. I'm sure that we will all shed tears frequently over the next few days, Ginger was a very large part of our life.
Posted by Kim at 6:20 PM