The loss of a beloved companion


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It is comforting to know that it is not only poor and slighlty overweight women like me who does everything for their beloved horses.
I am in good company. Recently Martha Stewart, had to euthanize one of her majestic Friesian horses. His name was Martyn and he was 17 years old.

He suffered from an incurable disease and the day he was in to much pain and discomfort, Martha Stewart had to make the hard descision to put him down. Making this descision once your horse or other companion animal is in to much pain to live a good life is very painful and something you wish  you never have to do. However, it is one of the not so bright side of owning an animal to decide a time and date to end the life of a living being. I think we have had to euthanize around 10 horses  during the more than 20 years we have been breeding and training these divine animals. It never gets easier, it is just very, very hard and very, very sad. We have over the years developed a ritual to cope, we always stay with the horse until we know it is dead, and once we know that the soul of the horse is no longer with us, we walk into the house and light a candle in front our best photo of the horse. And we allow ourselves to cry as much as we want to.  Read more about Martha Stewarts horse here http://www.themarthablog.com/2010/01/farewell-to-my-beautiful-horse-martyn.html

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