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Strider gallops over the Rainbow Bridge 11 years 6 months ago #1

Hi everyone,<br /><br />Some of you may remember me posting about my horse Strider having colic surgery in December 2007. Well, he colicked again Wednesday morning, and this morning I had to make the difficult decision to have him put down. I took him to the local vet hospital first, and then when he was a little more stable took him to the veterinary college at Texas A&M to see if there was any way to pull him thru medically without having to resort to surgery. Unfortunately, it came down to a choice between another surgery (with all the usual risks of surgery and recovery, and without any guarantee of him not having the same problem again), or to let him go. <br /><br />They will be doing an autopsy, which will help the students learn about what happened, as well as hopefully give me some peace that I made the right decision. <br /><br />For those of you who don't already know, I owned Strider's mom, which means I've had him "since conception". He's been like a child to me, and losing him, especially at such a young age, is very hard. He would have been 7 this July. At least he's no longer in pain, and never will be again. <br /><br />Goodbye Strider. I'll always love you........<br />

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Re: Strider gallops over the Rainbow Bridge 11 years 6 months ago #2

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Re: Strider gallops over the Rainbow Bridge 11 years 6 months ago #3

Yes, pretty horse. We keep goats and sheep and it's even disturbing to lose one of them. it must be worse with a horse.
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Re: Strider gallops over the Rainbow Bridge 11 years 6 months ago #4

Awhhh, *HUGS* I am so very sorry for your loss hun.<br />*HUGS*<br />*MORE HUGS*
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Re: Strider gallops over the Rainbow Bridge 11 years 6 months ago #5

<br />Sorry to hear about the loss... my sister raises horses and did throughout our childhood. I know how close you can get and how much it hurts when you've lost one. Take care.
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Re: Strider gallops over the Rainbow Bridge 11 years 6 months ago #6

Heidi,<br /><br />I'm so sorry about Strider.  I can still remember the times you talked about him and even showed me pictures when we first met.  What a loss.  Here's hoping the the students will find what happened and the information will help another horse along the way.  I know he is in horse heaven.
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Re: Strider gallops over the Rainbow Bridge 11 years 6 months ago #7

Heidi, I am so sorry to hear about Strider.  It sounds like you made the right choice but that doesn't make it hurt any less.  I'm sorry.  :(
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Re: Strider gallops over the Rainbow Bridge 11 years 6 months ago #8

I'm so sorry for your loss.  He was a beautiful horse.

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Re: Strider gallops over the Rainbow Bridge 11 years 6 months ago #9

At least he didn't get tricked into going to candy mountain. <br /><br />Sorry.

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Re: Strider gallops over the Rainbow Bridge 11 years 6 months ago #10

Critters become so much a part of our lives.  Very sorry Heidi. 
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Re: Strider gallops over the Rainbow Bridge 11 years 6 months ago #11

My deepest condolences on your loss.  The decision is never easy, but necessary.

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Re: Strider gallops over the Rainbow Bridge 11 years 6 months ago #12

Heidi,<br />    I'm very sorry to hear about Strider.  <br /><br />Kim
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