Saturday, May 9, 2009

Very sad story

The neighbors in back of my BO's property had a little yearling paint filly. Her name was Brooke and she was a birthday present for their 13-year-old daughter. Well, my friend told me today that they'd found her dead a few days ago, tangled in the fence. I feel so bad for the poor little thing. She must have suffered. I feel sick just thinking about it...

I can only have so much sympathy for the owners, though. Their fencing is scary. It's like chicken wire with gaps about six inches wide. I think they have a hot wire going across the top, but it was still an accident waiting to happen. Which it did, and now it's too late. And now their other horse (super old gray mare) is all alone and their poor filly is dead. I just hope they learned something.

On a lighter note, my trainer fixed Norman! He lunges fairly well now. Ten times better than what he used to be like. We even did trot poles today. It's hard for him to coordinate himself, but he tries.

RIP, Brooke. :(


  1. That's an extremely gut-wrenching story... particularly because they found her dead after the fact. You'd think that they check on their horses more often than that...

  2. Yeah, you'd think. I don't see them out there very often. And I get the impression that they know nothing about horses because it's not just their fencing that makes me cringe. They have a horse trailer, a tractor, and other farm equipment parked in the pasture. If Brooke hadn't been caught in the fence, she probably would have injured herself on the debris sooner or later. I worry about their remaining horse every day.