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A Tribute to Misty
 By Cowzers   •   22nd May 2012   •   2,601 views   •   17 comments
A Tribute to MistyI never knew what it felt like to experience the loss of a great equine friend until April 16, 2012. If a person has never experienced such loss, there are no words to describe it.

April 15, 2012
As any typical evening, I headed outside to do chores. I fed my 27 year old mare, Misty her feed before saddling Stormy up to go for a peaceful ride. It was growing dark and I was nearing the end of my ride when I began to hear Misty having a coughing fit, and not any regular one. She began pacing and lying down which led me to my first thought; colic or choking.

I raced in the house and insist we call the vet immediately; it was nothing funny to play around with. He said he would be there later that evening, but unfortunately he was unable to make it until morning. I rushed back outside and held Misty’s delicate head in my hands, looked into her loving eyes and repeated, “I love you, sweetheart. You’ll be just fine. I love you...”, stroking her mane. I was oblivious to the point, thinking there was nothing seriously wrong, figuring by tomorrow I’d wake up and the horrible nightmare would be over. But nothing could have prepared me for what was to come.

A Tribute to Misty

April 16, 2012
Unfortunately, I had to head to school in the morning, going on about two hours of sleep from a restless night, but I headed there open-minded since Misty had shown much better signs that morning. The day dragged on as if the clock I stared at was playing mind games with me.

When I arrived home I greeted my mom with a smile and asked, “How’s my girl doing now?” My mom looked back up at me with tears in her eyes and just shook her head ‘no’. That was the worst feeling I have ever experienced; it dawned on me... and it stung, it hurt, it shocked me, and it made my heart ache. Those next few hours I was in pure shock and disbelief.

Misty had passed away naturally in the afternoon. When the vet arrived, her heart rate was double a normal rate and then would slow to barely anything. The vet said we did nothing wrong and there was nothing that could have prevented it. It was just her time to go. She lived a long, healthy happy life to the age of 27.

I practically grew up on that mare’s back; I was blessed to have her in my life since I was just six. She showed me the ropes of riding, put up with my rookie mistakes, and most importantly taught me how to love, trust, and believe in your dreams

A Ponybox article about us growing up together

Rest in peace, beautiful girl. You are forever in my heart. ♥
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Wanderin Boy Memorial  
I teared up reading this.
RIP Misty
  May 22, 2012  •  1,819 views
 
Madeirey  
Oh no! I'm so sorry... I can't even comprehend how hard that must be.
  May 22, 2012  •  1,779 views
 
MySweetButterfly  
Aw. I cried reading this. Rest in peace Misty.
  May 23, 2012  •  1,828 views
 
Valkyrie   MOD 
That was on my birthday :( so sorry for your loss :(
  May 23, 2012  •  1,785 views
 
Sapphire Flames  
awwww....so sorry. she'll always be in your heart! (L)
  May 23, 2012  •  1,782 views
 
My Paper Heart  
I also teared up when I read this. I think I still have a lump in my throat. I am sorry to hear that Misty passed. My good friend's horse, Oreo passed away from old age as well. I havn't ridden a horse since. It's very hard to deal with. If you ever need to talk you are more than welcome to message me.

Rest In Peace Misty
  May 23, 2012  •  1,778 views
 
RoyalCrownEstates  MOD 
such a sad article, So sorry to loose such a great friend in your life.
RIP misty
  May 23, 2012  •  1,813 views
 
Doodles Forever  
A great tribute, RIP Misty :(
  May 23, 2012  •  1,797 views
 
Unbridled Sakia  
Misty deserves a special place in everyone's heart.

Misty is now forever galloping in the big green pasture of the sky. RIP Misty Forever and Always
  May 23, 2012  •  1,839 views
 
Emmurr  
It's an awful feeling to loose a horse, you have my condolences.
I remember the first time I lost a horse, I cried for days. You're right in saying nothing can prepare you for that feeling, it's horrible.
I think this is a beautiful tribute to her, she sounds like one of those horses who's worth their weight in gold.
  May 24, 2012  •  1,811 views
 
Painted Destiny  
I'm so sorry. Rest in peace, Misty. < 3
  May 24, 2012  •  1,818 views
 
Let It Ride  
I'm so sorry :(
  May 28, 2012  •  1,808 views
 
Double Spur Ranch  
So sorry good article!
  Jun 1, 2012  •  1,808 views
 
T e a  
Teared up.
Oh Cowzers. *glomhug*

RIP Misy
  Jun 3, 2012  •  1,983 views
 
Deep as Rhubarb  
I'm so sorry.
RIP Misty.
  Jun 9, 2012  •  1,905 views
 
Deleted Accounts  
she was a beautiful horse and she had a very happy life, rip misty
  Jul 25, 2012  •  1,813 views
 
Foxchase Farm  
I'm so sorry. :( RIP Misty!
  Aug 4, 2012  •  1,834 views
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