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#1 greygelding

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:35 AM

Now that we’re down to six horses there has been one with a truly heartfelt reaction. In case you missed it here’s the post:

http://forums.arabia...4-june-11-2018/

Sovayn has had his little harem lately with Begonia as his favorite and Aspen as his lady in waiting. After the vet left yesterday, he was standing in her corral staring where she was laying. I took him over to see her and it was quite touching. First he sniffed her nostril and emitted, what I can only describe, as a high pitch kind of nicker. Then a small snort, a quick inspection of her ears and poll, then another different high pitch nicker. I let him stand for a short period, head hanging, then started to lead him back to the corral. Our well trained and easy to lead gelding refused to go home. I had to literally drag him back. He then stood in the corral corner and called over and over for her. All night, except for dinner, he called for her, in intervals varying from five to fifteen minutes. It continued until about 10:20 this morning when I realized it was now quiet. The rest of the herd took her passing in stride but he is the exception.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:20 PM

Horses mourn, no doubt about it.



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 04:15 PM

He still calls when he goes to her favorite place in each pasture. In the last hour or so he’s taken a real liking to Pam. He always liked her but it seems so much more now. Like all Arabians he wants his “little girl” and I think he senses an opening. Wherever she’s working he’s standing at the closest fence he can be watching attentively.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 01:12 PM

I'm so sorry for her passing. :( :(


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 02:39 PM

There is little more sorrowful than having to put down a good horse, one that you've loved a long time. When I had to put down my gelding about 3 years ago, my mare ran round in large circles for a while, after inspecting his body. Yes, horses do grieve for their friends. Hugs to you all.