Registered Quarter Horse
Foaled April 21,
Ever since I was able to
talk, I spoke of nothing but horses. My parents were almost tired of hearing
it. My dad told me that if I still held an interest in horses when I turned
9, he would buy me one. Well, at 9 I was given a three-year-old little pony
name M&M. She was the best and of course I was growing and soon outgrew
My focus now was a quarter
horse. Well, that day came and I bought a one-year-old mare named "April",
Peppers Sunny April. She wasn't just a horse, she became my best friend.
We did everything together. She loved water, she loved just grazing and me
sleeping beside her. Her attachment with me was as strong as mine with her.
We played hide n seek: I would call her name and hide. She was so funny,
she would whiney and look for me. Ears always forward and such a sweet attitude.
Summer of 2005 we did a lot of the small gaming events. We worked so well
together, like a hand and a glove. April and I received our first trophy
and many ribbons. April being 2 years old, I could not have been more pleased
and proud of her.
On December 8, 2005, my
world came to a screeching hault. April was down and presumed to be colic.
The vet was called and our local vet suggested we take April to a hospital.
April had a twisted stomach and was given a 20% chance of survival with the
surgery. She was in so much pain. We treated April's pain and brought her
back to our farm to say goodbye to our family. April was put down that evening.
Words cannot explain how much I miss April. I guess God needs good
riding horses also. I am thinking of new horses, but the pain seems so strong
I miss you April, and I
am sure I will hear your hoofprints again someday.
I hear kids laugh,
I hear kids cry,
I can hear my heart slowly die.
Don't know what to do,
All I see is me standing next to you
Wondering why did you have to die
Why do I have to cry?
You were so alive,
How could you die?
With such a hard goodbye,
Me holding you,
You holding me,
Time to go
At only two
Guess it's true,
I need you!