I have 3 girls, 2 daughters and our 7 year old Appendix Quarter Horse,
Liza. On June 3, 2006, our Liza girl went to the other side. She was euthanized
in the early evening that day.
daughter had her heart set on her the minute we saw her at the shows. When
she was up for sale, we had to have her.
With show season came
excitement. As the season came and went, Liza was showing signs of a bump
developing on her hind end.
We hauled her to a chiropractor
and tried to treat her that way. Next year's show season came again and this
time almost every judge said there is something wrong with her hind end and
she is not collected with the lope. It came to the point that we had to pull
her from nearly every class. Still not knowing what was wrong, we pushed
her while she was in silent pain. With frustration, came
Our vet diagnosed her with
Hunters Bump this past spring and broke the news that we had to put her down
as she was suffering and in pain and she would only get worse. This was the
hardest news I had to give to my oldest daughter of 17 years.
We said our goodbyes with
tears. We told her how proud we were of her, that we loved her and thanked
her for being a part of our lives.
On June 3rd, she was led
out of the barn and the others were nickering in a way that nobody has ever
heard before. Perhaps it was their way of saying goodbye to our
She is peacefully in heaven
and in green pasture. We have fond memories in our hearts that will last