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eeyore4176

Member Since 05 May 2006
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New Horse - Jewels

13 November 2012 - 10:46 AM

As some of you may have seen on here, we lost my 2 year old filly Karma on November 4th to a pipe fence accident while at the trainers.  I wasn't sure about how much time to take to mourn her passing and what was acceptable for wanting to start moving on and looking for a new one.  Just started looking around online like I have always done (even when not in the market) to make myself feel better window shopping.

Came across this 3 year old filly that looked similar to the one we lost.  I know... people said not to look for similar bloodlines, build or appearances, but I couldn't help but be drawn to this horse.  I showed her ad to my husband thinking he would be the voice of reason telling me to hold off.  He said he supported me with whatever I thought.  I figured I would regret not at least checking on her, so I inquired about additional information, photos, etc.  Long story short, we made plans to go look at her this past Saturday.

I was kinda disappointed in how small she was even though the seller told me a few times she was small.  She's just pushing 14.1 but really looked smaller.  Needs more weight.  They pulled her out of the pasture, saddled her on the side of the road and the guy's daughter got on and rode her around.  Then the guy selling her rode her around showing some of her buttons.  I got on and was really pretty impressed with how responsive she was.  Finally my husband tried her out and he really liked her.  We went ahead and loaded her up and hauled her home.

Our horses were all excited about a new pasture mate.  One of them was always on the other side of her pen keeping her company that first night.  Sunday we decided to try her out a little at home just to see how she was in a new place.  It was super windy and she was a champ.  She definitely impressed me.  Sunday night our farrier came out as a favor to pull off her shoes for a long over due trim.  Have her scheduled again in a few weeks to gradually get them where they should be.

So anyway, what's a new horse without some pictures...  Here are a few from when she first was unloaded:
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And a few from riding her Sunday
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Goodbye Karma

05 November 2012 - 06:11 PM

Had a rough 24 hours.  My husband got a call last night around 7:30 and when I saw the name on the caller id for some reason I didn't think it was right for this friend to be calling again and had a gut feeling something wasn't right.  So wish I had been wrong.

My coming 3 year old was with our friend for some time under saddle.  She's been over there a few weeks and was going pretty good with the exception of establishing herself as a serious Houdini with getting out of a halter and neck rope without them being broken almost every time she was tied up to the hitching post.  When friend called and I saw his name, I thought "oh no, she got lose again and was hit by a car and was killed".  That's not what happened, but end result was still what I had been fearing.

She was turned out in their pipe corral after he got done riding her before putting her back in the stall for the night.  Sometime in the course of 45 minutes of being turned out she ran into the main post at the gate and had her head stuck between it and the gate.  He thinks she was playing and didn't get slowed down in time to stop and nailed it head on.  There were slid marks on the ground so we can only guess that's what happened.  Know she had head trauma and most likely a broken neck.  I hope it was instant.
I was able to cut some mane and tail off before we buried her, so I will have something made to keep her with me.

Just in shock right now and having a hard time coming to grips with her not coming back.  Goodbye sweet Karma.  You will be missed and never forgotten.
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