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helena
22nd April 2010, 10:02 PM
Misty was PTS today aged 31. She had been at our livery yard for 26 years, and her owner loaned her to me for 16 years to compete on. She retired 5 years ago.

She was starting to fade away and losing interest in life and it was the best thing for her to be PTS at home surrounded by people she has known for all her life.

She was an amazing horse, only 14.3, but the bravest jumper I have ever ridden. In 16 years she never refused a single jump, including a 5'6" chase me charlie fence that I was petrified of.

We once beat the winner of the amateur grand national at a hunter trial, much more down to her than me.

Simply the best girl ever, miss independant that she was RIP.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/helenasarah/misty2003-1.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d39/helenasarah/misty1995.jpg

chescar
22nd April 2010, 10:05 PM
I'm so sorry. Big huggs

XenaWarriorPrincess
22nd April 2010, 10:07 PM
:( RIP Misty.
*hugs*
x

Hannibal
22nd April 2010, 10:07 PM
31 is a brilliant age. I'm really sorry...RIP

injioho
22nd April 2010, 10:25 PM
Sounds like she had an amazing life having fun with people who loved her. You are so lucky to have had those experiences with her. RIP Misty, xxxxx

Poppy and Harmony
22nd April 2010, 11:05 PM
Sounds, and looked like a lovely mare. RIP Misty

Chloe05
23rd April 2010, 12:07 AM
so sorry for your loss...she's certainly lived life to the full...such a stunning mare

Storm
23rd April 2010, 06:48 AM
Goodnight Misty... A good life and a dignified end

helena
23rd April 2010, 01:44 PM
Thank you all. It was really odd going to the stables this morning and not seeing her looking over the door when I've seen her there for most of my life. I always make a point of speaking to her every day too. The other horses are very quiet today, they obviously know they've lost their neighbour.

lilholley
23rd April 2010, 02:00 PM
What a lovely mare, I'm so sorry :(
xxx

TanyanChewy
23rd April 2010, 04:33 PM
I'm very sorry for your loss but what a fabulous mare and how lucky for you to have shared your life with her.

Those photos are fab and you've clearly got tonnes of wonderful memories to look back on over the years. Cherish them x

Lovely to see she went with dignity and at such a grand old age

Run free over rainbow bridge Misty x RIP x

Zeitgeist Mom
23rd April 2010, 06:19 PM
That's a lovely post Helena - a lovely tribute to a wonderful mare. RIP Misty. xxxx

amandaxx1
23rd April 2010, 06:36 PM
She's stunning. RIP Misty x

My Crazy Clan
23rd April 2010, 11:07 PM
RIP xx, so sorry x

doodledoo
24th April 2010, 08:44 AM
what a beautiful girl! so sorry for your loss. xx

Ninfapaola
29th April 2010, 01:05 PM
Only just seen this - so very sorry, RIP Misty xx