Horses in Memoriam
Gone, but not forgotten. This page is dedicated to the horses that once roamed our pastures and have since passed away.
"Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart."
1990's - 2018
Another AAE angel earned his wings last night. Well, if horses could be angels and saints, Marshy-man was as an absolute angel, and an absolute saint. There was a glow about this little guy, and if you ever met him, pretty sure you would know what I mean.
If you haven't heard his story, Marshy came to AAE from another rescue back in March of 2014, but it seems he's been here forever. He was quite ill. They didn't have the ability help him and asked for help. After considerable evaluation, diagnostics, and re-evaluating, the conclusion was that he likely had some form of intestinal cancer or irritable bowel disease. He was started on steroids and showed steady improvement.
Marshy quickly became a favorite at AAE. He introduced kids to horses in summer camps and pony pals programs.
He loved kids, and he loved adults just the same.
Marshy was the dress-up master. He loved helping celebrate holidays, and he did it well.
Steroids can be wonder drugs, but unfortunately, they come with many risks. Sadly, in 2016, Marshy experienced an acute onset of cataracts in both eyes. Suddenly, he couldn't see. However, thanks to all of Marshy's friends, your kindness made such a difference for him. He got the gift of site (cataract surgery in one eye).
You are the cutest, the most handsome, the funniest, the sweetest, the lovey-est, the one there aren't enough words to describe!
You made princesses smile and fairy tales come true.
Marshy, wish we could all have one more day to love you more.
Enjoy running 'cross those green pastures... and jumping fences along the way, forever pain free, lil man.
Every time I look in that mirror, I'll think of you, lil' man. Loved you the mostest, mighty Moo!
Remembering you, always Marshy,
All of you're friends at AAE and everywhere.
1995 - 2018
1989 - 2018
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, was a somber day at AAE, to say the least. We said our last goodbye to one of the greatest ol' guys that ever graced the barn at AAE. Kasey was one of the most kind, gentle, brave, and stoic souls you could ever know.
Sadly, he reminded us how quickly things can change. This past year was a long one as we battled an enormous hoof abscess. He was winning! Though the abscess invaded a huge amount of his hoof, he remained comfortable and sound once the abscess broke through his coronary band. Unfortunately, the integrity of his hoof was compromised. Enormous shoes to support his enormous weight and a hospital plate did the trick, until recently.
He was sound one day, and very uncomfortable the next. Initially thinking another recurrence, we tried pain meds, but even at a high dose, we couldn't manage the pain. New radiographs showed his coffin bone had rotated severely.
Now, we hope you're dancing in Heaven, pain free.
Kasey was so handsome and regal...
We all want one more hug, big guy.
Love ya' and miss ya forever, all of you're friends at AAE.
1994 - 2017