Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Farewell to Buddy!

Such sad and tragic news to report...yesterday my beautiful Buddy died as a result of a broken leg.
We believe he was enjoying a romp through the pasture during this recent warm up and hit a patch of ice and fell hard. His knee and leg were shattered and beyond repair. Our vet put him down around 5:00pm.
I have never been so heart broken.
Buddy was the inspiration for several paintings you've seen on this blog these past few years.
Never was there a happier horse.
Goodbye my friend! Goodbye my fair Buddy!
We all loved you so very much!!!



  1. Oh Deb,
    I am so so sorry.....................
    I don't even know what to say, horses are so close to the heart! I know you loved him and had him in your future rides in love...........Horses connect us with a universe that is fleeting with out them!

    hugs and tears, Kelly

  2. Deb,
    My heart reaches out to you, dear one. I'm glad to know that you and Buddy
    enjoyed each other so much. It's so hard to let them go. Thank you for
    sharing and posting his lovely photo--damn beautiful, big heartbreakers,
    they all are.

  3. Deb, I am so sorry. My heart just dropped to my stomach. I have been out chipping ice out of my paddock for an hour this morning because I am so scared one of the boys will go down. And Buddy did.

    I am so sorry.

  4. Oh, Deb, I'm so very very sorry about Buddy. I can't believe this happened to you. I know how much you love him and what a huge hole he'll leave in your heart and your life. Please know that I love you and am sick in my heart for you.......


  5. Oh Deb, I am so, so sorry! I'm crying for you all. I've been through that, a horse with a broken leg and I know what you're going through. How terrible. I wish there was anything at all I could do to take away some of the pain. Poor, poor Buddy.

    With love to you, my dear friend, Laurie

  6. Hi Deb,

    I am so very sorry to hear about Buddy. It IS heartbreaking to lose a
    horse that has become part of your life. I still get a lump in my
    throat thinking about "Moose" our buddy who also broke a leg and had
    to be put down. So sad. My sympathy and thoughts are with you, even
    though we have never met. I do enjoy your artwork and journal, perhaps
    your art will help get you through this sad time.

    Best wishes,