Sunday, April 19, 2009


After enjoying a great few days in New York in early April, and then spending some quality time with my family and horses, I though life was great and then something happens that sucks the life right out of you. I've been looking forward to my daughter coming home from Saskatoon for the summer and spending some quality time with her, working with the horses and just catching up. My son is graduating from University this month and my youngest is graduating from highschool. My husband just agreed to take me on an Alaskan cruise for my birthday in September. Boy life is great. yeah right. Something happended today that kind of sucked the life out of me. Was at the farm today enjoying the beautiful day and watching my best friend Sherry work with the two yearlings and really fighting her body's urge to give it all up. Sherry has suffered through so much pain and discomfort for so long. She is a real role model. Through everything that has been thrown at her, she never gives in. One of her expectant mares today died from complications of aborting her foal. I felt so helpless today watching her die, knowing there was nothing we could do for her. Here I thought my life was so good and then an event like this happens and reality hits you in the face. It was very sad and heart wrenching. I loved that mare like she was my own. She was the sweetest thing, when she was pregnant, and a force to be reckoned with when not. Sherry was so together through all of it. I am so proud of her and look up to her for alot of things. Yeah life hurts sometimes, but we all have to accept it, pick our selves up, dust our selves off and get on with our lives and look for the bright spots I guess. I'm looking so forward to the other two mares delivering beautiful babies for us to enjoy and by the end of summer I hope to be back riding my young mare again and enjoying life immensely.


fernvalley01 said...

Yup thats me ,tougher than a two dollar steak...not
Thanks for your support and caring through it all.
The sun is coming up tomorrow , ready or not!

Dusty Devoe said...

I'm so sorry! I will be thinking of you and your friend.

dyanna said...

I like your blog.I'm waiting for your new posts.

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

Life is so fragile. It is a so devastating to loose one of our beloved horses that we become so close to. Luckily you have alot of great things to look forward to.

GoLightly said...

GreyMare, I'm sure glad FernV had you there too.

They are so beautiful, and so strong and so fragile, all at once.

People like you and FernV, I mean.

Your strength of character is an inspiration.
FernValley is a priceless gem, isn't she?
You are a jewel, too.

dvm2012 said...

I am so excited to start riding peps, i've been riding diggs for so long I am in need of a new mountainto climb! home in 6 days!!!!!!!!!!!

fernvalley01 said...

Hellooo are you coming back? Something good must have happened for you to blog about by now!