Such upsetting and shocking news.
My childrens pony Chantelle sadly passed away in her field late this afternoon.
She had only been with us for under a year and she was the most amazing gentle happy pony. I bought her for my daughter when she came off the lead rein and needed something gentle and easy to ride. To say that she was bompbroof was to say the least!!!!!!! 100% safe in every way.
We had been treating her for Laminitis, that came on very suddenly and without cause. The vet had been out several times and I had mentioned Cushings to him. It was by pure fluke that a lady came out to see my Warmblood that I have for sale, and the lady that came with her recognised Chantelle straight away.
It turns out that she had been caring for her for several years at the yard she was at. She was a lot older than we knew and that she had got Cushings. It was upsetting and a shock for us but because she was such a part of the family it didn't matter to us and I was just going to care for her in the very best way I could.
Things really improved and I had only spoken to the vet yesterday. Her painkillers had been reduced with great success and she was out grazing in a small paddock with another pony of ours for company. I really thought we had turned the worst point of her Laminitis as she had perked up and improved so much. Only last night, she was chasing my daughter around the paddock for her feed, before Ellie had had the chance to wet it down.
Our adorable pony will be very sadly missed by all that knew her.
Rest in peace baby girl.