Everything sublime is as difficult as it is rare. Baruch Spinoza

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Pieces of my heart are scattered. 
Ari died an unexpected and violent death on Saturday, May 10. 
Secret needed to be euthanized on Monday, May 12. She had a recurring infection, lymphangitis, which flared up again, with a vengeance. She was considered a poor candidate for further treatment and humanely put down. She and Ari were the same age and both very good horses who left us too soon.

They are buried together in the gelding pasture. 


  1. Oh! Sandra! My heart aches for you! Please know you are in my thoughts.

  2. What awful heartbreak, I'm so sorry. Small comfort that they are together forever now.

  3. Thank you. It's been a tough week.

  4. Sandra...I was very sorry to read about the loss of Ari and Secret. An awful lot to deal with at one time. Just caught up on your recent posts. There are no words that can make this easy for you, but I do wish you well.


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