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S2000magician
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Last Thursday I was flying home from Charlotte, NC and phoned my wife to tell her when to meet me at the airport. She said she needed to pull off the freeway and call me back about something important.

The something important was the the youngest of our three horses, Boris, died suddenly Thursday morning. As best she could tell, whatever it was, it was mercifully quick; it appears that he just died and fell over (i.e., no signs of struggling). He was only 15 years old.

Boris was something of a rescue horse: many owners before us, some of whom (it appeared) mistreated him. He was exceptionally spooky: he especially hated anything white sitting on the ground and would jump or run to avoid it. He never reached what I think was his full potential, but he definitely wanted to please whoever was with him.

All-in-all, a good boy. We'll miss him dearly.
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I'm sorry to hear this. Take care.

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Sorry, Bill...horrible news.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Sorry to hear that. What age do horses usually live to?
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On 2011-06-12 22:48, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
I'm sorry to hear this. Take care.

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Sorry, Bill...horrible news.

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On 2011-06-12 23:30, landmark wrote:
Sorry to hear that.

Thanks, guys. I appreciate it.

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What age do horses usually live to?

As with dogs, smaller breeds live longer than larger breeds.

Boris was an Arabian, a relatively small breed; they can live to be 40 or more. Our mare, Valentine, also an Arabian, is 29 (and thinks she's a six-year-old). Our other gelding, Khaleel, another Arabian, will be 22 this month.

Large breeds - Clydesdales, Percherons, Shires - can live well into their 20s.
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Life is sacred. Every loss is hard. You, your family and Boris are in my prayers tonight.

Peace and Godspeed.
Peace

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Sorry for your loss.
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That's awful, Bill. Sorry to hear it.
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Sorry to hear that, Bill.

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Hope it was Horse Herpes. We've had an outbreak of it up here http://www.king5.com/news/local/1-confir......109.html
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Thanks, everyone. I really appreciate it.
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Hope it was Horse Herpes.

I hope that that's a typo.
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On 2011-06-13 16:29, Payne wrote:
Hope it was Horse Herpes.

I hope that that's a typo.


Yes it was a typo sorry about that. I've got several friends sequestering their horse up here because of the disease.
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So sorry to hear that!
I've lost a couple of dogs and realise the sadness that it brings.
They're not blood relatives,but the bond between man and beast is sometimes as strong.
Cheers,Ray.
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Although I have never had a horse pass away suddenly, I have had to put several of ours down thru the years. There is something so real about a horse, they get to your soul. Condolences, it is never easy.

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On 2011-06-13 16:29, Payne wrote:
Hope it was Horse Herpes.

I hope that that's a typo.

Yes it was a typo sorry about that. I've got several friends sequestering their horse up here because of the disease.

I know that it's been found down here as well, but I don't know whether that was it or not. I don't know the symptoms.
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So sorry for your loss Bill! I attached a link for the symptoms of the EHV-1! There's probably little chance that was the cause!

The oldest horse I've ever worked on was a Arabian mare of 42 and I heard that she made it another 2 years after I saw her!

http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/animal_heal......rus.html

MMc
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Very sorry for your trouble.
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Sorry for your loss. Remember we do have adoptions for Mustangs.
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Sorry for your loss. Remember we do have adoptions for Mustangs.

I would love to adopt a Mustang. Right now we're not sure where we'll end up (long story), but once we know that's a good possibility.

Are they BLM Mustangs?

One of the women who takes lessons at our barn has a BLM Mustang; he's a good horse.
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