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  1. The pony in my avatar had to be put to sleep today. Daughter and some of her friends learned to ride on her. She was somewhere between 28 and 30. We'd had her for 11 years but she'd gone downhill rapidly in the past few weeks.

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    2. jaybird3rd


      My condolences.  Coincidentally, we had to put down one of our longtime family dogs this morning, too.  17 years old.  :(

    3. Tickled_Pink


      @Rick Dangerous Her name was Tilly. @Rogerpoco Funny you should say that, we're the same and was talking about it today with the person who had been looking after her for us. She said that she had to force herself to even look sad when her mother died and she drove back home all the way from the North East of England (Sheffield), when she was supposed to be at her mother's funeral, after she got news that her cat had died! I think people just jade us in the way that animals don't. Tilly had been retired from being ridden 3 or 4 years ago because of her age and because daughter had outgrown her. Whenever she was taken out for a walk, people thought she was a Thoroughbred foal and they'd be shocked when told her age. I always thought she looked like a mini TB. Her mother's side was all purebred Welsh Section A, hence her size (12.2 hands), and included a pony that won at the Royal Welsh Show several years in a row in the early 70s. Her dad's side was a bit of a mess. She had a famous Arabian in there plus a whole bunch of Thoroughbreds, including four English Triple Crown winners. Her other pony's an Appaloosa, with a predominantly American lineage.

    4. Tickled_Pink


      Oh goddamn. I've just realised something. A couple of years ago I started working on a book about Tilly to give to my daughter but never finished it. It was going to be a story of her lineage, including whatever I could find about the famous horses within it. Not sure if I should finish it now.

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