RIP Anna

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RIP Anna

Postby khall » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:21 pm

I had to euthanize my sweet kind Han/TB mare Anna this morning due to an impaction colic that would not resolve. Anna was 16 and I did not want to put her through colic surgery due to her other health issues (HSer and lameness/arthritis). We tried all night with IV fluids and NG tube to medically treat Anna, but this morning she took a turn for the worse showing severe pain and HR of 140. I had to make that difficult call we all as horse people dread. She was euthanized to end her suffering this morning by my long time vet.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby orono » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:24 pm

I'm so sorry Khall. Hugs.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby Mareless » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:45 pm

I'm sorry for the loss of your dear mare.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby Dapple Field » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:03 pm

I'm so sorry. She was beautiful and her kindness was apparent in your picture.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby capstone » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:09 pm

I'm sorry for your loss.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby StraightForward » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:45 pm

I'm so sorry. She was beautiful.
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Re: RIP Anna

Postby Chisamba » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:24 pm

I am so sorry Khall. My sympathy to you.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby amygdala » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:39 pm

i am sorry you've lost Anna. they leave such a big hole (hugs)

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby amygdala » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:40 pm

i am sorry you've lost Anna. they leave such a big hole (hugs)
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Re: RIP Anna

Postby exvet » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:07 pm

My sincerest condolences. Godspeed Anna.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby Quelah » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:19 pm

I'm so sorry, hugs and peace to you. All that love could do was done.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby KathyK » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:33 pm

She was lovely. I'm sorry.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby Josette » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:40 pm

I'm so sorry. Sending you a hug.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby Imperini » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:42 pm

So sorry for your loss.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby PaulaO » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:45 pm

I am so sorry. Sending you hugs.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby Hayburner » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:32 pm

Take comfort in your loss knowing that you were with her at the end and you did your best to make her comfortable. It's a hard call none of us wants to make.

Hugs and healing vibes

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby capstone » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:41 pm

One of the things that freaked me out the most when Brio was euthanized was not being there. I was actually driving in Dallas traffic when I got the call.

I am glad you were there with her and you got to say a proper goodbye.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby Flight » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:53 pm

So sorry Khall :(

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby VBOpie » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:50 pm

So sorry for your loss. It was good that you were there for her.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby Sunshine2Me » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:00 pm

I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you. :(

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby Kyra's Mom » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:52 am

My condolences. Anna was beautiful.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby heddylamar » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:13 am

I am so sorry.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby Anne » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:50 am

So sorry for your loss Khall, Anna sounded like a special mare.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby LeoApp » Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:54 am

I am so sorry for your loss. :(

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby Kelo » Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:13 pm

I am so sorry for your loss Khall

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby quinta » Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:49 pm

Oh, damn. Hugs to you, Khall. She was a lovely mare, and I am sorry it ended this way.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby khall » Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:59 pm

Thanks all, for the condolences on the loss of Anna. It did give me comfort that I could be there for her to make the hard decision and to take her pain away. Anna was a very special mare, kind from when she first came into this world. I bred and raised Anna out of my TB mare Cors de Lis. Anna was the last offspring out of Lis who I lost to a fractured leg in 2001 at 19. Out of all Lis' offspring, Anna most reminded me of her. Kind, soft with just the best mind. I started her late because we were in the middle of building a farm, but she never once gave me any issues US. She was a light and easy horse to ride, great to take off the farm. I did have some lameness issues off and on over the years a laminitic episode and some issues LF that had resolved. I had bred her and her filly is the October horse of the month, Joplin a Lusitano X filly coming 3. I had just started back working with Anna these last couple of months in hand and was looking forward to getting back on her. Anna will be missed greatly.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby kande50 » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:01 pm

Very sorry to hear, Khali. One of my friends and riding buddies just lost one of hers to colic last night, too.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby PaulaO » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:12 pm

I just looked at your FB picture of Anna. Such a kind sweet face, and her eyes so soft. I understand the Anna size hole in your heart.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby Sue B » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:09 pm

So very sorry you had to make the tough decision for your mare, Khall. I'm glad you could be there to help her on her journey though. I'm sending many hugs your way.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby TeresaA » Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:40 pm

I am so sorry for you on the loss of your mare. It is very hard to make the decision.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby M&M » Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:51 pm

I'm so very sorry for your loss. They are dark days, when we lose our beloved horses.
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Re: RIP Anna

Postby goldhorse » Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:21 am

I am very sorry for your loss. My worst nightmare. HUGS

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby khall » Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:58 am

Goldhorse, yes, everyhorsman's worst nightmare. Been a rough day today, down to just 6 horses on the farm and 4 that I own. Her pasture mate of 2+ yrs is really missing her, calling and looking for her. I know euthanizing Anna was my only option, but dang it sure does not make the hurt any less. I was really looking forward to getting back on her, she was my kind of ride. Light and soft. I called her my ballerina where my big guy wears combat boots.

Hug your horses for me tonight and give them a cookie. We all know how fragile they can be.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby Koolkat » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:07 am

Godspeed to your good mare, khall.

I suspect as Joplin matures, you will find Anna looking out at you. Both my youngsters (who are not so young anymore) have become more and more like their dam as they age in their expression/eyes. It is bittersweet but she left them with a kind eye.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby redsoxluvr » Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:46 am

I am so very sorry for your loss.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby Canyon » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:49 pm

Hugs to you. So sorry for the loss of your wonderful mare.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby fergusnc » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:05 am

How heartbreaking. I am so very sorry for your loss. Peace to all of Anna's family.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby Baroque » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:04 pm

:cry: so sorry :cry:

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby Rhianon » Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:41 am

Ah, I so sorry for your loss.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby piedmontfields » Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:04 pm

Very sad news indeed, khall. So sorry for your loss.

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Re: RIP Anna

Postby chantal » Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:54 pm

I am so sorry khali, wishing you peace.


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