My mare died last night

Nakota, the mare who was 9 months in foal, died last night. I don’t know what happened - she was fine and ate her dinner last night. I whistled and called for her to come to breakfast. It took a while, but my gelding came up alone. I went looking for her with dread, because nothing keeps Nakota from her food, and she was lying dead in the paddock. I have no idea what caused her death, it doesn’t look like she thrashed around. She’s just gone. And Irish doesn’t want to leave her - he’s standing right next to her.


Wow. I’m so sorry.

Oh, wow. That’s really sad. I’m sorry for your loss.

I am sorry to hear your news. It seems so much more painful when it comes so unexpectedly.

Sending supporting thoughts your way.

I’m so sorry; that is terribly sad news.

I’m so sorry, StGermain. Horses are an anachronism - so substantial and strong, and yet so delicate. That’s why we love them.

How awful, and puzzling. I hope you find out what happened, so at least you know. So sad to hear.

Oh no! :frowning:

I’m sorry for your loss.

Oh, StG…I’m heartbroken for you. I know how much you love your animals. PM me if you need to chat.

I’m so sorry to hear that. What a heartbreaking development. :frowning:

I’m so sorry. I remember how devastated I was when my horse had to be put down, and she was old. I can’t imagine it with a younger one, in foal. :frowning:

Oh my god, StGermain. My heart is breaking for you. I lost my mare in a sudden, inexplicable field death as well.

There really aren’t any words that suffice. :frowning:

That’s awful St. Germain :(. I’m so sorry.

Thanks, everyone. I’ve spent the morning trying to make arrangements to have her body removed. $1000 for cremation, but the animal removal service will take her for free. My neighbor will drag her body to the road and they’ll pick her up on Monday.

The stallion owner kindly offered to lend me a broodmare if I want to try again, but I think I’m done. There’ll always be a horse to rescue if I get the urge.


How horrible. I’m so sorry for your loss.

StGermaine, you love your horses. My condolences.

Oh no!! I’m so sorry. How horrible. :frowning:

My god, that is terrible, StGermain. :frowning: Words just don’t convey.

I know that pregnancy in humans creates a larger bloodflow, thus increasing the chances of aneurysm. Maybe that’s what got Nakota? At least it sounds like she didn’t suffer.

There’s a non-profit stable near me that takes rescue horses and helps rehabilitate them. I plan on making a small donation to them in honor of Nakota and her baby.

I’m so very, very sorry.

This is so terribly sad. I’m sorry for your loss,** StGermain**. I hope Nakota didn’t suffer too much and went quickly. :frowning: