It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beautiful QH mare Touch The Fire – better known as Muffins.
Muffins had been in our family for 20 years and was a much loved family member and broodmare and sadly was put to sleep because of cancer.
Muffins will be greatly missed.
1989 - 2010
Born 09-09-2007 .. RIP 12-09-2007
9th September 2007
Sire : Absolutely Shameless (Ozzie)
Dam: A Little Bit Of Flash (Rusty)
Little Pegasus had a traumatic start to his life, but he fought on like he had the strength of Hercules. |
On the 9th September I noticed one of our mares, Rusty acting a little strange and then noticed she had a little blood down her back legs, she was also suffering with horse flu. I called our Vet straight away and was surprised when she answered that she would come out straight away as they were not going to visit quarantined properties, but was extremely pleased as we feel we use the best Veterinary service in Australia.
Vicky, who has treated a few of our horses over the past twelve or so months, advised us that out mare, Rusty was aborting the foal and we need to pull him out. A little over two hours later, Vicky, myself and my Son, Dalliss, managed to pull this amazingly strong and massive foal out!
Pegasus was a chestnut overo and had the longest legs I have ever seen on a foal! Sadly, because of his very traumatic entrance into the world and that he was not ready to be born, Pegasus was unable to walk on his own, so we got him up to walk and he was getting stronger each time.
We also bottle fed Pegasus every 1 to 2 hours as his Mum was not ready to give birth and had no milk, but we were stimulating her teats with Pegasus suckling and we also 'milked' her and her milk was just about in.
Yesterday morning I noticed that our little boy had the flu and he was down, but, Vicky came out after I called her, gave him milk via a nasal tube and within minutes he wanted to get up and walk. We helped Pegasus up on his feet and he walked with his Mum in the paddock for just over 15 minutes! We all were elated, we thought he was going to make it!
Sadly, two hours later, Pegasus looked flat and lifeless and didn't seem to have any life in him, his eyes were so dim, I knew then, that his 15 minutes walk was to make us all happy and to have a nice long last stroll with his Mum.
At 5pm, I made the heart wrenching decision to put Pegasus to sleep, he earned his wings, this mighty little colt that in one very short life span, brought us so much hope, he had my girls together working as a team feeding him, walking with him and laughing while they fed him his bottles, he was just an amazing little boy.
We miss him so much already. Doing those one to two hour feeds, getting him up and walking, putting so much of ourselves into him and seeing him give all himself to us, made it hard to say goodbye.
Pegasus used his wings and flew to Horse Heaven at 5.45pm, September 12th 2007.
RIP brave little boy, you will be very missed.
All our horses are ill with this dispicable flu, we are working very hard to keep them healthy, thankfully our three other foals are running around like healthy little foals and have been lucky enough not to contract this EI flu, even though their mother's are sick with it.
We hope all your horses are well and safe from this insidious illness and I hope that it burns itself out soon. I have never been so worried about my horses in my life, they are just so dear to us all and to not be able to protect them from this illness is so very hard.
I'll lend you for a little while my grandest foal, HE said.
For you to love while he's alive and mourn when he is dead.
It may be one or twenty years, or days or months, you see,
But will you, till I take him back, take care of him for me?
He'll bring his charms to gladden you, and should his stay be brief,
You'll have treasured memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught on earth I want this foal to learn.
I've looked the wide world over In my search for teachers true.
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes, with trust, I've chosen you.
Now will you give him total love? Not think the labor vain,
Nor hate me when I come here to take him back again?
I know you'll give him tenderness and love will bloom each day,
And for the happiness you've known, forever grateful stay
But should I come and call for him much sooner than you'd planned,
You'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and someday, understand.
We purchased Jag off Lindsay Pine in the 80's.|
Jag was a beautiful Stallion, as quite as a mouse, if he was any quieter, he wouldn't have a heart beat!
Sadly, Jag passed away from cancer on the 18th June 2006.
We still miss him terribly. For many years Jag was there, always ready with a friendly neigh as you walked down to see him.
Jag never put a foot wrong, always a delight to be around, not a bite, kick or buck, children of all ages rode him and he enjoyed being around them.
RIP matey, you are greatly missed!!
There must be some sweet pastured place
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow
Some Paradise where horses go.
For by the love that guides my pen
I know great horses live again."
We have a secret, you and I
that no one else shall know,
for who but I can see you lie
each night in fire glow?
And who but I can reach my hand
before we go to bed
and feel the living warmth of you
and touch your silken head?
And only I walk woodland paths
and see ahead of me,
your small form racing with the wind
a horse still, and free.
And only I can see you swim
in every brook I pass
and when I call, no one but I
can see the bending grass.
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Chaianne's beloved friend Tiger-Lily 30th January 2006 from snakebite |
Chaianne and Tiger-Lily adored each other and Tiger-Lily will be extremely missed.
RIP Tiger-Lily, we love you very much.
I wish you were here,
My heart will ache for you,
My precious dear.
Your still soft body
Tears me apart,
Why couldn't I save you,
With all the love from my heart?
Your hurt is finally gone,
You are no longer in pain,
I am losing my mind,
This makes me insane.
As I move on,
You do not drift from my mind,
Tiger-Lily, I still think of you,
You were so loving and kind.
Although you have left,
Your beautiful face I see,
Your little soft face,
Resting on my knee.
I want you to know,
I will never forget,
The love you gave me,
My sweet, gentle pet.
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