“Never forget what Jesus did for you. Never take lightly what it cost Him. And never assume that if it cost Him His very life, that it won't also cost you yours.”
~Rich Mullins

Aug 22, 2013

Sad morning

Sad, sad day....one of my favorite of our mares, Justine, lost her baby this morning. Beautiful little silver filly with four white socks.

It started with what we thought was an intense colic, but after about an hour, she started contracting. Baby was a full breech and the cord was twisted around her neck. It took us a long time to get baby out, but thankfully, she wasn't full term, so baby was smaller and easier to deliver.

I'm super sad about this....really, really wanted and was excited about this baby. But very grateful that Justine is healthy and alive. I think after Nationals, she'll become my project mare for next year. I just love her.

"To sit up all night with a newborn colt, watch it die, and say, 'Well, maybe next year'.......so God made a farmer..."


  1. I forgot that farmer line - now I have to go watch that again....
    But at least Justine is OK.

    1. Yeah...really grateful about that. Thanks so much for all your physical and moral support, David.