Sunday, May 25, 2008

It's time to say goodbye.

The day before I went to Perth we received some very upsetting news. It came as quite a shock. We received news that our racehorse (jumps) Menkaure had to be put down in Adelaide where he was being trained. The most upsetting thing is that he had an infection in his tendon which could have been treated if it had have been treated earlier.

I don't want to go into the blame game here but knowing that it was preventable is the most upsetting thing. Not only was he a very good horse with great jumping ability which we still hadn't seen the full potential of but we have had him since he was a yearling, he would have been 8 in August. I put it to the back of my mind in Perth but now it's time to say goodbye. I still get a bit teary when I think of it and I have been trying not to think about it but now it's time.

This is how I will think of him........running free in the big paddock in the sky with his mates. Goodbye Junior I will miss you.


Jane said... just ain't fair.

quiltwhinny said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dear horse. He lived fully while he was here. How wonderful to always picture him running so happily in the field with his friends.
The Quiltwhinny

sMC said...

how sad, four legged people really become part of the family don't they.

mamaspark said...

OMG, how heartbreaking. It is never easy to do. My heart goes out to you and your family!!

catsmum said...

so sad to read this Bundy - he looks like a truly noble boy and I think that you do have a perfect right to feel upset about losing him to preventable causes.
BIG hug