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14th August 2011, 08:55 PM
This morning my beautiful pony was put to sleep, aged 38 years.
We got the call from the YO this morning to say that he was colicing. We rang the vet and rushed down to the yard. When the vet arrived he said examined him and said that he had either twisted his gut or had a tumour and there was nothing that we could do.
He went to sleep peacefully with the people who loved him.
He was a truly special pony and I feel privileged to have known him and have so many memories with him. I just hope he enjoyed the last 8 years.
My sweetheart, I would have gone to the end of the earth and back for you. Stay with me forever. xx
14th August 2011, 08:57 PM
I am so sorry for your loss xxxx
14th August 2011, 09:04 PM
He looked like such a happy, healthy, well looked after pony. So sorry for your loss xx
Sleep well sweet man xx
14th August 2011, 09:17 PM
Thinking of you, so sorry to hear of your loss.
38 is a cracking age for him to have got to, RIP xx
14th August 2011, 09:25 PM
RIP Ivan, x
14th August 2011, 09:29 PM
What a beautiful boy, RIP Ivan x
14th August 2011, 09:31 PM
So sorry to hear this.
Hugs for you xxx
RIP Bonny Lad xxx
14th August 2011, 09:35 PM
So sorry for your loss.
Run free Ivan, sweet man. x
14th August 2011, 10:01 PM
Oh I'm so sorry. What a dear little pony. I always admired your sig pic and now I see that it is Ivan.
He must have loved every minute of having you as his owner. His long life is a tribute to your care.
Rest in Peace baby. xx
14th August 2011, 10:08 PM
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.
I hope you can take some comfort from the fact that you supported him to such a grand old age x
14th August 2011, 10:12 PM
Am so sorry for your loss, RIP Ivan.
14th August 2011, 11:43 PM
Oh no!! I'm so sorry. I know it was a really good age, but still so unexpected really. At least he was fit and well and very happy right up until the end, except for his last day, which I guess is what we would all wish for our horses. If only they would live as long as we do. RIP Ivan xxxx
14th August 2011, 11:44 PM
What a brilliant life he had. So sorry for your loss. RIP little man xxx
15th August 2011, 12:33 AM
RIP Ivan x
15th August 2011, 08:14 AM
What a lovely long life he had, which is testament to how you must have looked after him when he came to you.
A very stunning boy, such a shame it was so sudden and what looks to be an otherwise very healthy boy.
Sorry for you loss.
15th August 2011, 10:14 AM
I am so sorry for your loss, he looked like such a sweet little chap. What a lovely age he was. xxx
15th August 2011, 10:48 AM
RIP Ivan. He was so lucky to find you in his last years. What a lovely pony he was.
15th August 2011, 11:23 AM
So sorry. He was lovely. Sleep well little man xxx
15th August 2011, 01:12 PM
I'm so sorry :(
RIP Ivan - What a lovely pony and a ripe old age he lived too x
15th August 2011, 02:04 PM
Thank you all for your kind words, they mean so much.
I'm feeling very empty at the moment, I keep expecting to see his little face over the stable door. His best friend, Guy, seems to be ok. He was very upset just before while the vet was looking at him but went quiet when Ivan had gone. It's strange how they just seem to understand.
15th August 2011, 10:14 PM
I am so sorry for your loss.. I know no words can really help or change anything but I know I found comfort in knowing that others truly understood how it felt when I lost my old lad, and that there were people I could talk to and lean on through those difficult times.. RIP Ivan, you beautiful little man.. It won't change things but you can see the love and bond between you just from these photos, what a lucky pony to have found you for his final years xx
My Crazy Clan
16th August 2011, 04:24 PM
I am so sorry, RIP xxxxxxxxxx
17th August 2011, 01:23 PM
RIP Ivan.. there seems to be too many of these posts at the moment :(
He was very lucky to have got to such a ripe old age, must have had a good life with you xxx
17th August 2011, 09:39 PM
You're right Welly, it's comforting to know that you're not alone.
I really consider myself to be lucky to be able to give him those last years, he was one of those characters that could leave a lasting impression on everyone he met; normally by smashing is nose into your face!
thank you xxx
17th August 2011, 10:04 PM
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.
As others have said, its a total credit to you that he lived to such a good age he looks like a gorgeous little man xxxx
18th August 2011, 01:41 PM
RIP Ivan old man xx
18th August 2011, 02:28 PM
Im so sorry. What a good age, RIP xx
18th August 2011, 04:15 PM
I'm so sorry. But a total credit to you.
18th August 2011, 11:58 PM
so sorry to hear this.
Hugs to you xxxx
beks the artist
19th August 2011, 11:15 PM
What a goregous boy. I am so sorry for your loss xx
22nd August 2011, 10:05 PM
thank you xx
I got his ashes back yesterday and i feel so much better now he's back home. It's nice to pat his box every time i go past!
9th September 2011, 03:48 PM
RIP Ivan, hugs to you Hannibal, a credit to his long life xxx
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