Ginger 1997 - 2011

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Today I had to unexpectedly say goodbye to our good mare, Ginger.  For the first time in her life, she colicked.  Heck, it’s the only time she has ever been sick.  And we lost her.  I am very confident John, the vets and I made all the right decisions.  It just doesn’t make it easier to take.

How can you say goodbye in five minutes?  And thank her for the last eleven years she was with us?  The words wouldn’t come.  I could only hold her.  I wanted so much to give her a fitting tribute here and once again, words fail me.  I am not ready.  It’s too fresh.

Last week I had the most awesome ride on Ginger & shared it on Facebook

I just wanted you to know.

God Speed, Little Red.  You were loved.



  1. Oh no. I'm so very sorry. :(


  2. I'm so, so sorry to hear this. What a great loss. Will say a prayer for her and you tonight. So sad...

  3. Oh gosh, I can't imagine. I'm so sorry. She was beautiful.

  4. I know how you fell. Making the decision, etc. It all happens so fast. Then its over. But for you its not, and for me it still isnt, and its been 7 years. It hurts. I never cried for a human, but I cried for my horse.........Take care, and my thoughts are with you.

  5. I found this post you wrote about Ginger, I found it very touching.

  6. Anonymous5:19 AM

    I am so sorry - how hard to lose her suddenly like that - but it's never easy. Sending best wishes and thoughts.

  7. I'm so sorry Tammy. Ginger was a wonderful horse and well loved. It's so hard to lose one of our friends. You will be in my thoughts. Take care.

  8. Thoughts and prayers are with you all from this end Tammy. Ginger was a magnificent horse and will be missed by many.

  9. Oh goodness - how traumatic and unbelievably sad. I'm so sorry Tammy.

  10. I'm so sorry!! She was extra special to me because I rode her a few years ago in the Mother's Day Trail Ride. She was such a sweetheart. She will be deeply missed.

  11. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

  12. I'm so sorry Tammy. The worst thing about horses is losing them. :(

  13. Tammy, I'm so sorry.....

  14. I'm sorry for your loss, Tammy. I can only imagine how hard it was on you, but I'm sure Ginger was grateful that you were there with her in the end.

  15. Little Red mare, I know she loved you for all the wonderful rides and care. I'm so sorry Tammy. What a shock to the heart .
    I know the herd misses her too~

    Hope you are doing better. Take care, .hug Windy!

  16. I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope you find comfort in the memories you have of your years with her.

  17. hugs, time will heal our broken hearts, and then that is where our special memories will be.

  18. I am so sorry for the loss of your Ginger. I know all too well the feeling when you lose a friend like that. ((hugs))

    Somewhere in time's own space
    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.

    ~Stanley Harrison~


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