Friday, August 26, 2011

{Flaco} May He Rest in Peace.

Yesterday was a sad day at Rambling Ewe Ranch.

Flaco, one of Pop's beloved horses died.

Although I've only had a relationship with Flaco for a little over a year, my heart is sad. He was a part of the "outfit" and has worked hard for Pop for many years.


When Pop started the operation in the early 80's he used Flaco (and Blitz) to carry supplies for our herders up on the summer range. Flaco spent the last few years hanging out on the ranch and enjoying life.

Blitz is definitely mourning. He neighed all afternoon and well into the evening. I don't really know how to console a horse, he wanted nothing to do with the apples I took him. I'll go back out tonight and see if he'll let me brush him. Any ideas?

Flaco was a good worker, a great companion to Blitzy and very beautiful to look at. He will be missed.

6 comments:

Colette (Little Lion) said...

So sad. Sorry for your (and the whole ranch's) loss.

Does Blitz ever get a super special treat, like sugar cubes? Maybe you could try that. I think just being near him is helpful too. When one of my mom's dogs died, the other one was inconsolably sad. He didn't want food -- just attention.

TexWisGirl said...

he's going to be mourning for a few days, i'm afraid. they miss having another horse, and their winnies will be heartbreaking for a while...

Gail said...

I am so sorry!

The time will come when Blitz is ready for a new companion.

Amy and Jeff said...

How very sad! I'm sorry to hear of the ranch's loss. :( Hopefully Blitz doesn't stay sad too long. I would have no idea how to console him. A nice long walk? Does that work with horses? It might help with my dogs....

stephmb said...

I'm so sorry for the loss. He was a beautiful horse!

thecrazysheeplady said...

It took my old gelding several weeks before he acted "normal" after my old mare died this summer. The young horses seemed okay, but those two oldies had lived together for over 20 years. Very sad :-(. Sorry for your loss.