Monday, August 25, 2014


I know it has been a while since I wrote...but summer has been extremely busy with horses.  Today we had to put Duke down.  It was peaceful, sad, necessary.  I brought him out and he munched on some grass.  The vet came and gave him a tranquilizer and then she put him down.  He softly lay down and gave a big sigh and it was over.  Django has been calling for him for a couple of hours now though.  Thankfully we have a new boarder to keep Django company while he grieves.  Django would sleep right next to Duke's stall...keeping him company during the night.  We are all so sad.  He was such a patient and kind and calm horse.  We bought him from Camp Treetops in Lake Placid in 2008.  They thought he was about 17 yo.  I think he was glad to get out of there with all the kids hanging on him.  And I don't know who damaged his beautiful face when he was young by leaving a halter on him.  I think his last years were good and his last summer was spent being ridden gently almost every day by a friend of mine, going out to the fields with Django until it became clear that he wasn't rideable anymore.

Rest in Peace, Duke



  1. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Cait. What a gentle, kind soul he was, and what a great life you gave him in his remaining years.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I've felt that heartache before and while I wish to never experience it again, I know it is the price we pay for loving.