My beautiful palomino mare, Cali, is gone. She colicked over the weekend and her heart rate was extremely high, then she had respiratory problems. Our vet came out to check her and oil her Sunday. By Monday afternoon, she was put to sleep. She was FULL of sand and apparently had a tear in her intestines and there was no way he could save her at that point. She was in toxic shock.
My husband actually purchased both Scout and Cali at one of the BLM online auctions in 2007. They both came from a Wyoming herd and were yearlings when we got them. They were so goofy. Cali was always goofy. She was very friendly toward people. Scout was more standoffish. Cali behaved well and learned quickly and was very gentle. She would have been the perfect horse for our grandson to ride.
...sigh...Why do the good ones always go first? First, Beauty and now Cali...
Here are some pics of Cali from one of her lessons with my trainer this summer.