We have lived on this farm for just about 30 years and never have we had just 3 horses on the property. For over 25 of those years I had 6 of my own with a few boarders. Usually 8 or 9 altogether.
This morning I asked PC what I should do and he told me loud and clear as he hobbled out to the pasture. He fought the good fight and it was just time. Called the Vet at 8 and he was at peace by 9.
The three girls knew something was up when I led him out of the pasture...one step at a time.
I think it was the hardest on Abbe...they were all calling for him. Of course I was a basket case, even tho I knew it was the right thing to do.
So now there are three.
After I got myself together, went over to Apple Creek Farm and mowed the lawn. Must have some allergy thing coming on as I was still plugged up and not feeling normal. Been this way since Saturday...I think I was really worried about Masterpiece and it was having quite an impact on me.
Got home, took a shower and then attempted to rest.
Went out to check on the ponies and they seemed to be alright.
See that smooth stone? It makes me think of Annette out at Aspen Meadows. Maybe she will write me an ode to Masterpiece.
Dinner hardly existed. A tomato salad and mac and cheese. Didn't care.
A beautiful evening. Took off the masks, put on the shed lights and will let the girls hang out for awhile. The temperature was perfect.
Gary and Woody are getting down to the home stretch with the house. A fair amount of the trim has been painted now.
Gary was painting a window up on the second floor until it was starting to get dark.
...and many thanks to all of you who have helped make this day a better one for me. You have shown me great compassion and it is truly appreciated.