Friday, 22 August 2014

RIP Humphrey

It seemed that he was going to last for ever.

For the last 3-4 years, the vet has been hinting that the next winter would be his last, but he kept on going strong.

But over the last few months, one of his legs was clearly not right.  Arthritis had set in, and it was now clear that it was not fair to keep him for another winter.  Any other horse or pony might have been happy in a stable for the cold months, but not Humphrey who was a true out door type who would only take shelter in the worst of conditions.

So this Wednesday, the vet paid a visit and Humphrey is now at rest.



He was in his early 30s, and was on his way to slaughter when my mum rescued him in the late 1980s, so he had a charmed life really.  I am sure he is having fun again now...

9 comments:

wornoutwoman a.k.a. Kimberly McKay said...

I am so glad you gave him such a good life. He's in heaven watching over you now.

Rock Chef said...

He is indeed!

Abby said...

Aw, may Humphrey Rest in Peace. He lived a long and good life with your family.

agg79 said...

Rest in Peace Humphrey. May grass be long and green in your pasture and the trough always full.

ShadowRun300 said...

Humphrey was definitely blessed to have been adopted by your mom (and those in her family who have kept him fed and cleaned through rain and shine and blizzards...) It's a sad time I'm sure, but he couldn't have had a better life than the one you all gave him, and the fact that he didn't have to struggle in the end (or be caged up) was the icing on the cake. Rest in Peace Humphrey.

Shammickite said...

Dear old Humphrey, what a trouper! Now he can gallop around the paddocks in the sky, maybe he'll meet up with Skippy.... my grandhorse who took the same bridle path a couple of years ago. Have fun, Humphrey!

Riot Kitty said...

So sorry! But how lucky he was to have your mom.

terri said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of Humphrey! Seems it was the right thing to do, letting him go at this time. I'm sure he was always grateful for the life your mom and you gave him.

Furry Bottoms said...

I love that first picture of him. He looks to have been a great character. I am sorry for your loss :( You gave him a good life and I know he appreciates that.