Sunday, December 30, 2012
Goodbye My Beautiful Pearl
Pearl was the sweetest horse. When she was younger I could ride her and even though I am a terrible rider, I didn't need a bit. Just a harness. She had stubborn moments but she was sweet and easy to ride. She loved watermelon. Her teeth all fell out so she couldn't eat hay or apples anymore, though she wanted to, but she loved soft watermelons. She also loved to roll until her legs wouldn't let her anymore. If you have never seen a horse get on its back and roll in the dirt like a dog you should. It is so cute. Pearl was there for me a few years ago when my two cats were killed by a dog I was told was safe to have with cats. Pearl was there when Michael Jackson died, my idol since I was 2 years old. I could throw my arms around Pearl's neck and she would hold me up. She was just the sweetest girl. I miss her very much.
If you have a horse, please consider adding a joint supplement to their feed even when they are young so they do not have problems when they are older. A friend recommended a natural product called Transfer Factor that helps arthritis. Unfortunately, the advice came too late for Pearl but I think other people should try it for their older horses.