“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
This is a hard post to write. It was a rough weekend. I had to put my beautiful horse BC down. A bad case of colic that turned worse. he was dying and in pain, no longer able or willing to make the effort to get up. I suspect that he twisted a bowel, but I didn't do a necropsy to find out. He was thrashing pretty hard in the pasture when I found him. He was 15 years old and I have known him since the day that he was born. I have owned him since he was about 18 months old. I have trained him for the most part since he was 10 months old. He was my boy, my partner and he owned a part of my soul. He had so much heart and such a willingness to please me. I feel a huge loss and I miss him terribly. I had a hard time going to the barn yesterday. We were working together again and it was magical. I was so proud of him and he was gorgeous. Horses are so much different than other livestock and those horses that become your true partner and soulmate are much different than anything else. I have been privileged to have 4 of those such horses in my 30+ years with horses. Gumby, Scampy, Gully and BC. They were all special and amazing. They all still hold a special place in my heart and I would give every other critter on this farm just to have them back. BC was even tops of that short list. He was the one who always came to see what I was doing and offer his "assistance". He was good at inspecting every project. I rebuilt his stall just a short time ago with his "help" as he stood in Thunder's stall with his nose in everything. He was so good with the children, especially the little ones. Of course, they always had treats and he was ever so gentle taking those treats even when little fingers made it difficult. I feel as if I have lost a part of myself. When Gully died so tragically, BC was there for comfort. The other two are not so good at that so there isn't anyone to comfort me over his loss. No one to fill that hole that he has left behind. I miss you baby boy.