Imperial Jade Lady

Friday, October 8, 2010

Rest in Peace Girl

Really still in a bit of shock.  Bonnie had text messaged me earlier this week that Jade was down.  But I never knew it was anything serious.  I kinda just figured it was a bit of a colicky thing and she would be fine.  Bonnie didn't really give me any details and then I didn't hear anything else from her.  Well it wasn't so simple.  I guess she went down Monday afternoon in the pasture.  Bonnie couldn't get her up, finally she got Rich over and they managed to roll her over onto a tarp so they could get her into the arena and out of the rain.  Dr. Maro came out and checked her out, drew some blood to test.  Nothing.  Bonnie figures she must have fallen or slipped or something out in the pasture and had spinal damage.  She hung on for a couple of days before passing yesterday evening. 

I really feel so bad for Ari.  Her parents had just bought Jade for her about a month ago.  She was already so attached to the mare.  And I know how excited she was about having a horse of her own to love and care for.  She was really working to help pay for her expenses, and she was out at the barn three or four days a week, cleaning stalls and taking care of Jade.  I can't even imagine how she must be feeling. 

It at least makes me feel a little better to know that Jade spent her last 6 weeks or so just really being loved and cared for.  It has been a while since she really had anyone pay that much attention to her.  Yeah, Bonnie and I always had a kind word for her, and a treat or two.  And when I had the time, I would get her out and groom her a bit.  But Ari really doted on her.  At least she knew that towards the end.

Good-bye Imperial Jade Lady.  I know Vinnie was waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge.


horsegirlalways March 5, 2011 at 7:01 PM  

Jenn that was really nice oh u! I'm crying now! I just miss my mare so much!