May God bless our little man and give him back his wings
he was our angel here on earth....
We've all read the poems...cried in our stalls during a colic...seen snowy river
100x's...whatever it is that brought you here is felt deep in the hearts of each and
every one of us. We have a passion for horses and sometimes a love that is unlike
any other...a compassion or an awe of this magnificent creature. Then it is taken
from you; sometimes suddenly but other times it may be slow and painful. This is
the gift we receive from them-unconditional love and understanding of loss. To
share one of these journeys may help you realize just how blessed you are to have
such a companion. So next time he breaks your new reins or spooks on a
trail...think of our Danzar and treat him as he should be treated...as a gift from
God. Danzar Duarte will always be in my mothers heart; he was special from the
moment he was born...her first baby. He was born with a hole in his heart and was
not expected to live past 6 months, but he made it three years. He loved to jump
and even survived breaking the greater trochanter of his hip while attempting to
jump a fallen tree. He even tried to jump out of the hay door, got stuck, and stood
on his front legs only while a chain saw was used to set him free-without sedation!
He was taken from us in Oct.2009, but it wasn't his heart that took him; a colic
flipped his gut. May this be a reminder to us all just how lucky we are to have
them with us, even for such a short time. "Making the call" is always left to the
discretion of the owner but it can be the hardest decision of your life. Always
look for alternatives if possible but if you're faced with this decision, please be
humane and do what is best for the horse and his quality of life. Our blessings go
out to him and each of the ones that blessed us with their spirits...
Do not, I beg you, look for anything
behind phenomena. They are
themselves their own lesson...
Danzar & mom in the house X-MAS 07
When is it time to say goodbye?