We had a tough day at the barn yesterday. We lost a horse to the dreaded twisted gut.
In the 3 years she owned him, Leo took his teenage owner from starting over itty bitty jumps to winning a pre-training event this past summer. He was almost 7 years old. His family will be heartbroken over the sudden loss.
I hope Leo is in a big grassy field, with lots of space to gallop and all the fence posts to crib on that he wants.
Remember to hug your ponies. These fragile creatures sometimes leave our lives far sooner than we want them to.