Quarter Horse mare
10 years old
I got Karma the second week of April. She was so skinny and I don't think she had ever really been loved before. She was used as a brood mare and then was just neglected for years. After I bought her I started feeding her on a regular basis working her up slowly to 3 and 1/2 scoops of One and Only (a grain used for starved horses). She quickly learned that I was her owner and would talk to me everytime she saw me walk down the row.
Then 5 weeks after I got her, she coliced. The vet said it was because she was malnurished for so many years that the nutrition I was giving her on a regular basis shocked her body because her system was having to digest it. He said I did everything right but she was just so bad that it still had an effect on her. He treated her and she looked fine. Then a few hours later, she started going down again. We took her to Lonestar, one of the best horse hospitals and created a bill of about 2100 dollars. Sadly, the next day I got a call that I would have to make a decision. I had to decide either to give her a 7000 dollar surgery that would be painful and might not even work or to let her go. I made the choice to put her out of her pain. If that 7000 dollar surgery would have had her live without suffering, I would have found a way to pay it.
For 5 weeks she was loved, fed, groomed, and even had a best horse friend. I will never forget her and will do everything I can to make sure the people who starved her have to pay. She has made a huge impact in my life in those few short weeks. She is still loved and I hope she is having fun eating whatever she wants and being her lazy self in heaven.
Her name fits her well because Karma is what is going to come to the people who caused her death.