2 months old
|May 14, 2011 - July 14, 2011
Kater came to my family and I in June when his owner brought him to my boarding stable with his mother. There was something wrong with his hips and he wouldn't stand up willingly to drink his mother's milk, but being the horse lovers my family and I are, we decided to give him a chance.
Everyday we would get up and go get him to stand up and drink his mom's milk and walk him around, and we would do the same thing throughout the day, at least 5-6 times if not more. We did this everyday for just over a month and there was improvement.
We talked to the owner and decided to get her to sign him over to us, because she didn't want him and she didn't want to euthanize him so she was going to get her husband to shoot him, but we couldn't let that happen.
We continued to work with him until July 13th 2011 when we got the vet to come out and check his hips to see how much pain he was in. The vet said he would never be able to be a normal horse, not even a pasture horse, so we made the hard decision to let him go on July 14th, the day he turned 2 months old. This was one of the hardest goodbyes ever. We layed him down on July 14th at the vet clinic and stayed with him until he took his last breath and was able to run free with no pain.
You will forever be missed, you taught me no matter how hard life is to keep trying. You're forever in my heart, and we will meet again someday. Your name even suited you, Kater means strength in some other language and boy did you have strength.