Monday, December 21, 2009

Ryegate Nubbinette, 1984-Dec. 21, 2009

This morning, Dr. Dan Heistand & I had to help Snubbers over. She had been having troubles and finally, before things got real bad for her, I made that hard decision. Without a necropsy, our best guess was a lipoma starting to strangulate her intestine. She enjoyed about a half dozen carrots this morning and peacefully crossed over.
She was a special and unique horse. She happily went her own way all through her life and always had much enthusiasm. She never knew where she was going, but she got there with enthusiasm. When I would open the back gate to send the horses to the barn for rain or Santa Ana winds, all the horses turned left towards the barn--except Snubbers who took the scenic route to the right and got to the barn on her own good time. She was scritchy buddy with Beans, but most of the time didn't feel the need of a herd.
I have a multitude of Snubbers stories...
We were very very privileged to have had her in our lives. Now she romps the universe--with enthusiasm.
The following 3 posts celebrate her life in photos.


phaedra96 said...

She was a beautiful mare and had a wonderful life with you and the other people who also obviously loved her. She is running free of her earthly body now; she will be there waiting for you. Just think how much richer your life has been having her in it. Hugs to you in your grief.

Krazy Cindy said...

This is my first visit to your blog, and Phaedra took the words right out of my fingertips. A moving tribute to a vibrant, lovely mare. Never forget the good times!

Krazy Cindy

Melissa said...

Wow, what a beautiful girl. I'm glad she had a good life with you.