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RIP little foal

Discussion in 'Rainbow Bridge' started by Jenna500, Nov 9, 2012.


  1. Jenna500

    Jenna500 PetForums Senior

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    In February, I took on a little mare. Semi-feral, she'd never been handled (well, I think she had actually, considering how headshy she is, but certainly not nicely!) Never had her feet trimmed, lame with raging mud fever.

    Bless her, she so wanted to be loved - very quickly she let me handle her, treat her mud fever, trim her feet, and even poultice her foot, twice a day for three weeks when she got a nasty abcess.

    A couple of months ago it became apparent she was pregnant. After much panicking we settled down to wait - not much else we could do really! We didn't really have much of an idea what she might be pregnant to, or when it might be due.

    Well, last night she had it. Maybe I should say 'them'. One, perfectly formed, fully grown. But stillborn. The other, tiny, about the size of small dog, brown and shrivelled. It seems obvious that one died early on and that's what killed the other one.

    RIP little foals - I'm sorry you didn't quite make it into this world.

    Hope, the mare, is fine. I think, biologically, she knew. She hasn't started producing milk and she's not upset in the slightest.

    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. Prinkess

    Prinkess PetForums Member

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    Aww, bless her and the poor foals. She's clearly found herself in a loving home and deserves every bit of love.
    Rest in peace, little foals.
     
  3. PetloverJo

    PetloverJo PetForums VIP

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    Sorry to hear about the little foals, but so glad you rescued her. :)
     
  4. lymorelynn

    lymorelynn UN Peacekeeper in training
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    How sad :( RIP little foals - enjoy your frolics in the grass over the Rainbow Bridge.
    Hope your mare is okay and has a lovely life with you now :)
     
  5. jill3

    jill3 PetForums VIP

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    So sorry for the loss of her Foals.
    I hope she recovers well and has a Long and Happy life with you.

    R.I.P Baby's and have fun at Rainbow Bridge xx
     
  6. catcoonz

    catcoonz PetForums VIP

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    rip tiny foals.
    this is so sad and i hope the mare will be ok.
    its bad enough losing a kitten but a foal(s) is unbearable.
    sending big hugs. xxxx:)
     
  7. Tigerneko

    Tigerneko PetForums VIP

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    oh my gosh, what a shame :( I am so sorry.

    Run free little foals x
     
  8. Summersky

    Summersky PetForums VIP

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    RIP little foals - but so glad you are giving her the good home she deserves after her sad start.
     
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