June 27th 1994 ~ January 28th 2013
I had to let Summer go today. It's not the kind of day I was expecting. She was on her side in the pasture with all the horses around her when T found her. I was 30 minutes away and turned around immediately calling my vet on the way home. When the vet came and could finally assess her condition she felt Summer had colicked badly and even with treatment it would have been debatable if she could have pulled out of it. I made the decision to let her go.
There are a lot of details that go into a horse passing, more so than a dog. This is where it got harder for T than me because I wanted her buried here. T fought me because he has a difficult time with death and putting animals down. I do not like it but worse I don't want to see an animal suffer. I also didn't want my beautiful mare to be put in some pile somewhere or wherever horse bodies go after they die. I wanted her buried here. God bless T because he picked out a spot under a huge oak then went to get the tractor. Ali'i stood next to Summer 'til we came back to dig the hole. Everyone except Aura came to say goodbye. I guess Aura is a little like T.
Summer was a gift in so many ways and I am very sad to lose her this soon, but she had a gorgeous place to live out her last 2 years and that I am thankful for. And the oak she is buried under will now be called "Summer's Tree". I love you beautiful mare.
~ 'Til we meet again ~