Well my holidays haven’t really gone to plan AT ALL! My best friend is moving all the way to Brisbane (there will be a post about that next week hopefully). Then, the horse I treasure, learnt to ride on and love more than I do with my own pony, got colic. Colic is really bad stomach ache. You know when you get a bad tummy ache? And you feel like you could die from it (but you don’t really think that, you say it to explain how bad it is), well colic is ten times more than that, and horse CAN die from it easily.
He was laying on the ground for waay too long. A horse should only lay on the ground for no longer then half an hour, he was on the ground for over 6 hours! 🙁 I felt so sad, I thought it was the very last time I’d see him. I spent two hours with him, trying to get him up, and I had no idea what to do. People passed in and out, saying their good-byes.
Claire (the owner of him and equestrian center) decided to put him down that afternoon. He kept fighting to get up, once his head touched the ground, he knew it was the end. Every time his head came thisclose to the ground, he used all his energy to sit up again. He was getting nowhere.
Luckily, the vet couldn’t get there, so I got a little bit more time with him. Claire decided to give him one more night. One of the instructors/helpers (Billy) stayed with him all night, to get him through the night, giving him pain killers and comfort.
The next day, he was standing up! 🙂 🙂 🙂 I was sooo happy! He was even taking some steps every once and a while. I’m the happiest girl in the world that the vet couldn’t get there that night, if she got there, he would be looking over us right now. Galloping around with his older friends that left a while ago. But he’s here, with us, then he will go to the grand place, because he’s old, looking over us.
Keep fighting Brandy, don’t give up!
If you do have any questions, you can maybe right them in a comment! 🙂
But if you’re wondering about the red and blue, there the colours that Brandy and I have at comps ect…