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Midnitesun
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0 posted 01-09-2006 04:58 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

I cannot believe she is gone. Spyder gal.
Not-quite-two, she was a sweet, rambunctious, independent Lipizzaner filly who wouldn't stay by her mom's side.
Even when she was barely three months old, she would wander off on her own little side-trips, and was curious about everything that was on the other side of the fence.
Two(?) nights ago, she jumped a fence, possibly to explore whatever was on the other side...but it wasn't a clean jump. One of her beautiful strong but slender legs apparently didn't clear the top. No one saw it happen, but she must have caught a hoof on the top, and flipped over the fence. She broke her back.

Spyder was the young filly my daughter and I helped bring into this world, not quite two years ago.
It was the first live foal birthing either of us had attended, and when she didn't begin to nurse within the usual time frame, we had to work our butts off to get her through the first 48 hours safely.

My daughter handles this kind of loss far better than many. Having been around animals most of her life, she has seen the life/death scenario played out many times. She accepts that this is part and parcel of being a breeder/trainer.
But it's still a huge heartache.

RIP, little Spyder. I shall never ever forget you.

[This message has been edited by Midnitesun (01-09-2006 06:24 PM).]

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1 posted 01-09-2006 06:14 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Ah Kacy, I am so sorry for your loss.
Such a beautiful animal..how sad.
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2 posted 01-09-2006 06:26 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

It is so sad. She didn't belong to us, but I felt pretty attached to her after seeing her come out of that birthing sack.
sigh, she was such a free-spirited filly!
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3 posted 01-09-2006 09:18 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Awwww Kacy, how tragic. I always wanted a horse of my own - they have to be the most beautiful animals on earth. Rest in peace passionate Spyder. hugs, Chris
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4 posted 01-09-2006 11:47 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

thanks, chris
I'm sorry to be such a sap about this
but I have spyder's photo on my desktop
and when I turned on the PC tonight, I started crying. Spyder was the nickname she got when she was just a week old, for her long leggy look. Her owners renamed her when she moved to their barn. To me, she will always be our little Spyder.
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5 posted 01-10-2006 09:11 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Dang, Kacy, I am sorry, I always wondered why I wrote this or what attaction I have always had to horses,
but this is a repost - you know she is running free, has to be:


Leaping like a winner
a purebred beauty wonder
She races against time

Knowing not why
only that it feels
Oh - so good to be alive!

The wild wind invades her lungs
like a long lost love
accelerating to the sound of the sight of
the ecstasy of flight

Midnight mane flowing
disguising wild staring eyes
she cries aloud
defying nature the stars the sky

And with the maelstrom
beating in tune
with the intensity
of the pounding within her chest

She submits
at last

to freedom


to you both
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6 posted 01-10-2006 12:10 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Sorry to hear this sad story. best to you and your daughter..martyjo
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7 posted 01-10-2006 02:01 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

sigh...

I am so sorry lady.
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8 posted 01-10-2006 09:41 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Oh Kacy....

the loss...will only deepen the many memories you came to know with this free-spirited life you helped into the world...

I'm so very sorry....

even thought I acknowledge the fact that this beautiful lady is as free as she could have ever wanted to be....

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9 posted 01-10-2006 09:41 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Sue, what a beautiful free spirited write! thanks! it made me smile toight.
Thanks, friends, for your kindness.
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10 posted 01-10-2006 09:46 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Helping in the birthing certainly would make you feel a part of this young one.  I'm sorry for your loss.  We had 2 horses when I was a kid.  MY brother rode a lot, but I was afraid of them for some reason, so was never anxious to ride. He'd talk me into riding one every now and then, but I really never enjoyed it like he did.

  God bless,
     Rae
 
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