Thursday, November 5, 2009

In memory of Texas

It's been a few days since I've blogged, and I have a lot of catching up to do. I had a couple of posts planned, but this morning I heard some news that simply has to take precedence.

Do you remember Texas, my horse's girlfriend at the second barn I boarded him at? It's been nearly a year and a half since he's seen her, but a few months ago I made contact with her owner again. At the time she was selling Tex. I wished I could buy her, but I just didn't (and still don't) have the resources for a second horse.

Sadly, her former owner just found out that Texas recently died of colic. Texas was only 11.

My horse's first girlfriend, Texas

Texas and her boyfriends

My horse and his girlfriend

Texas was Panama's first girlfriend, and the one he was the most attached to. Because of that, I felt rather attached to her, too. Even though I knew I would probably never see her again, I didn't expect this. Poor Tex!



At November 5, 2009 at 5:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very sad - she was beautiful!

At November 5, 2009 at 6:30 PM, Blogger jane augenstein said...

She was beautiful and the last picture of the two of them together is a good one. So sad that she is gone, colic is a bad, bad thing.
I too have a picture of Gilly and his first girlfriend. Majic, an Arab filly, she was mean to him but he loved her!

At November 5, 2009 at 7:55 PM, Blogger Nuzzling Muzzles said...

So sorry for the loss. It would be nice if science could come up with some way to totally prevent colic since it is often fatal.

At November 5, 2009 at 10:40 PM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

Kate, I agree, she was. Panama seemed to think so too. :o)

Jane, I would love to see the picture of Gilly and Majic! Texas was definitely NOT mean to Panama, LOL -- she was actually quite the little flirt, and always seemed to be encouraging him to mount her. Unfortunately for her, he never quite figured that part out. :o)

NM, I agree -- it's stunning how devastating colic is. It would be nice if they could figure out a surefire way to prevent it!

At November 5, 2009 at 10:41 PM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

I have to add that I was surprised how troubled I was to see the comments all refer to Texas in the past tense. It was a like a reminder every time that she's really and truly gone. I haven't seen her in a while so it is taking a while to sink in, and the comments were somewhat startling as a result!


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