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We had a very sad day at the ranch today. Beau the gentle giant of a horse we all loved - had to be euthanized, because he was suffering with no prospects of any improvement. He may have had a fractured hip or a dislocated hip, but as he was so large the scan was not clear. He weighed about 2,300+/- lbs. and he fitted the nature perfectly of the gentle giant Percheron. He was the gentlest and kindest horse I've ever known. Holly rescued him 4 years ago from a kids camp in San Diego County. He came here with a muscle wasting disease and was extremely thin. When he arrived here I thought he was going to fall with every step he took off the transporter. It took us a long time to figure out the ideal diet for him and stop his endless diarrhea. He had horrible dental problems and we had two teeth pulled. We fed him soaked timothy/alfalfa cubes and shredded beet pulp with Rice Bran Pellets. Within 4 months of arriving he gained approx. 800 lbs. Holly absolutely loved Beau! We all did. He was 26 years old. The last 4 years of his life Beau was treated with respect, caring and love. He gave more than he received. His companion Atta Girl, a lovely little AQHA mare with horrible arthritis, who came from the same camp, will miss him terribly.
August 3, 2018
With great sadness we made the decision in September 2015 to have Lacey euthanized. She no longer wanted to make the effort to stand up, and at the ripe old age of 30 years, we took care of her best interests, fed her a big last favorite meal and said a sad "Goodbye" to a real character, a loved, grand old lady- who I will always remember. She lived here for 6 years.