Only 32 minutes passed from the time he showed any signs of distress until he was gone. Three large stones in his colon caused the organ to rupture. Friesians are so stoic that by the time they show distress it is almost too late to save them. In this case, nothing would have helped him. He showed no prior signs of discomfort, and there was no way to know the stones were growing in his colon.
He was a champion in the show ring and in life. He taught me how to be strong, how to be patient, how to love unconditionally and how to live in the moment. He was loved by all who ever knew him. I am forever grateful for the eight years that he has belonged to me.
When I began writing Snow Blood 4, I modeled a new character, Mathias, a winged Friesian angel, after him. I had no idea that he would truly be the winged Friesian angel who will live in my broken heart forever.
Til Another Time,