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Dhorse has just died.
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Frenchfancy · 01/11/2019 19:32

No sign of illness, she was in good health. DD3 was riding. Dhorse started to go down. DD3 thought she was rolling and managed to get off (thankfully didn't have stirrups on). DH was there but couldn't do anything to help. We are all in shock.

I don't know what to do. DD2 was with me and we got to the stables 5 minutes later. DD1 is coming back home tomorrow so we haven't told her yet - I'm not sure if that is the right decision but she is on her own tonight and has a long drive tomorrow so I'd rather she was home before she finds out.

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redchocolatebutton · 01/11/2019 19:37

what a shock!
poor you and poor dd.
are you planning on finding out the cause?

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moobar · 01/11/2019 19:38

I'm sorry OP, that's so sad.

This happened to me many years ago. We didn't get a post M but the vet was called and satisfied it would be a heart attack.

It took me a long time to get over it as an adult.

I think you are right re DD, nothing she can do today, tell her tomorrow.

Do you have someone who can bury horse for you? Vet will be able to help.

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feliciabirthgiver · 01/11/2019 19:44

So sorry for you all, what a shock but very likely to be a heart attack.

Agree with not breaking the news until tomorrow to DD.

Thanks

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Frenchfancy · 01/11/2019 19:49

She was 18. We are assuming a heart attack. Yard owner thinks the same. He would be the one who would need to know the cause in case it effected the other horses.

As I

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Frenchfancy · 01/11/2019 19:52

We live in a rural area so there is an organisation that deals with the body. We can't call them til Monday though.

Yard owner is moving her out of the manege and out of sight as he has lessons tomorrow and a competition on Sunday.

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Rosieposy4 · 01/11/2019 19:54

Many hugs to all of you, what a dreadful shock for everyone, though hopefully painfree for your dhorse.

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Millie2013 · 01/11/2019 19:55

I’m so sorry, what an awful shock. We lost DPony in a similar way, but she was in the field (and aged 32).
Sending lots of love, things will likely feel very surreal for a while, they leave such huge holes in our hearts and lives

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QuestionableMouse · 01/11/2019 19:57

I'm so sorry.

Very likely to be an internal rupture. It's vastly unlikely she suffered or knew anything about it.

I'd wait to tell your daughter.

Ask the YO to cut some tail hair now if you want it as a keepsake.

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Sarahlou63 · 01/11/2019 21:37

Lovely way for her to go - try to hang onto that thought even thought it's horrible to witness. Have lost three horses to the vets needle (2 age related illnesses and one colic) I think a pain free natural death is best.

Thinking of you. X

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Frenchfancy · 02/11/2019 07:22

Thanks for the kind words. We are all in shock this morning. Don't really know what to do with ourselves. Saturday morning is normally taken up with riding.

DD3 has cancelled her 13th birthday party as she doesn't want to celebrate (it was only a small affair at home but still).

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userxx · 02/11/2019 07:30

What a horrible shock, you will be feeling lost for some time I would imagine 😞. It's heartbreaking when we lose our animals.

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Brian9600 · 02/11/2019 16:39

What a terrible shock- I’m so sorry for your loss.

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SansaSnark · 02/11/2019 16:43

I'm so sorry, that sounds awful. It must be a huge shock for everyone, especially your DD who was riding. Be kind to yourselves. Flowers

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NoProblem123 · 03/11/2019 16:54

I’m so sorry about your horse 💐

You’ve done the right thing waiting until DD is home before you tell her.

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Astrabees · 04/11/2019 15:47

So sorry to hear about this, I'm so sorry your horse died.

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Almostflownthenest · 05/11/2019 07:19

I’m so sorry. You must all be heartbroken. Flowers

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Horsemad · 05/11/2019 14:38

So sad to read this Sad

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egontoste · 05/11/2019 14:40

Oh no, I'm so sorry Sad

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plominoagain · 12/11/2019 06:01

I'm so sorry Sadwhat a dreadful shock for you all x

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