I got an email from my cousin, Margaret, telling me that she had to put down her horse, Laurel. I was amazed because Laurel wasn't all that old but horses get stuff like colic which ties their intestines in knots and there was nothing they could do. She was suffering.
I know my cousin will miss this horse. Laurel was never really broken in to a saddle and bridle but she had a good disposition and a lovely face. It was a joy to know her. Her stable mate and Mom, Punky, will really miss her because she has never been by herself. But as Margaret has said, if she can do it, so can Punky. I have loved knowing Margaret's horses. I have photographed them from birth and they are dear friends. I will miss Laurel but I am sure she has met up with Snap, Mabel and Rizzo across the Rainbow Bridge. You won't have to worry about your weight up there, girl. Happy trails.