Yesterday was one of those days, where it's tremendously hard to be a horse Mom.
My friend E, lost her beautiful WB X Justin yesterday...Laz's best friend.
He showed mild signs of colic, we met at the barn and she did everything, everything right to try and help him as we waited for our Vet. Thankfully, our Vet was on Emergency call but despite about 5 hours of medicine, hand walking, massage, curry combing, tubing full of electrolytes it was starting to become clear that he was showing signs of possible distress.
She made the brave decision (and to say incredibly hard is an understatement) to end it and not let him suffer.
We all cried, sobbed and all our hearts shattered.
Laz had been by Justin's side almost the entire time. Free walking with us as we hand walked Justin for hours.
Towards the end, we had to keep shooing him off as he kept nudging at his buddy "come on...come play!"
E thanked her lovely boy for the 11-1/2 yrs that he was her best friend and the world's best horse.
He really was a kind hearted, silly, and loving horse!
As her friend, I was there for Justin along with the Vet, the Barn owners and her Mom so she leave with her boyfriend and not have to watch him be put down.
It was very quiet, very peaceful yet completely heart breaking.
I kissed him, told him how thankful I was that he and Laz loved each other before he went.
I shut his eyes and just wept.
I cried because my friend lost her beautiful, talented horse so suddenly...
I cried because my horse lost his best friend...
His favorite riding buddy...
Justin gave Laz confidence and friendship
There was just a very special, honest and caring relationship between these two.
I know Laz has never had a friend, in my owning him, like Justin
They were together always.
If I took Laz away, Justin waited for him.
Two like and kind minds...
It will take a lot of time for us all to heal and for the herd to adjust.
It's never easy to lose a very special soul
Justin-Tyme, I know you know you were well loved.
I want to thank you for being my horse's best friend and for being a sweet and gentle horse.
May you be running in heaven above
You will be missed dearly.