After a fit of outrageous laughter, I told him that there can be alot of time between dating - breakup or death. And, in that time couldn't we just live in the moment and enjoy what we had right there and in the now?
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The treatment to get to the point where she might live safely in a pasture would be 12 months of stall rest, restricted movement and a battle to fend off founder (think Barbaro) and colic. And, given her personality, she would need heavy tranquilizers to keep her quiet.
I am so grateful for Sugar's vet, who has been with us for all of her trials and tribulations over the last 10 years. Just last year, when Sug had a neck injury (another t/o incident), she insisted that Sugar come in first between 12 and 2 because she was going to kill herself if she didn't. Ironically, the folks at the Lil' Country Barn were almost 100% successful at keeping her safe in turnout for a full day.
|Kicking butt and taking names|
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I am heartbroken. Sugar was a once in a life time horse... sometimes a snuggly lil'pinto pony and sometimes Mariah Carey in a major diva fit. She gave me so much, taught me so much and I loved her with all my heart. Yet, she was so white, so beautiful and held so much promise that our disappointments were so real. I wouldn't change a thing but promise that I will not try to replace her. She should be... unique. I'm ok with that!
Right, this was supposed to be about living life in the middle and not the end. I've picked a few of my favorite Sugar stories that tell so much about living and loving the middle of life. Enjoy, if you're inclined:
- Sugar being Sugar - getting dumped one more time
- Happiness is lowered expectations
- XC Schooling is interesting
- Finding our groove again
- Sometimes she just needed to be a good girl
- Remembering our anniversary
- Riding the wild thing
- When its good its very good
- Sharing Sugar - the best gift ever
- The Birthday Ride - This is one I will miss terribly
- How do you get a 57.6 in Eventing Dressage - Go Sugar!
- The greatest photoshop ever!
- Simply Loving Sugar
- On Breeding Sugar - One of my all time favorites!
|The Kissable Nose|
Thank you for your support and loving words... I find solace in that so many folks under stood this beautiful, wild thing that I loved so much!