Beauty was put to sleep peacefully with her best friend Muffin by her side after being allowed some time out with beauty eatinghim in a small paddock in the sunshine.
We made the difficult decision to end her long battle with laminitis and arthritis after we had tried everything possible to ease her pain.We were successful many times and she would then be allowed back out into the paddock with her friends but over the last few years the time it took her to recover became longer and longer and she had to spend long lonely periods of time in her stable.
Over winter she has been rested and has been on a new course of medication to ease her Cushings disease, and she had been x-rayed several times so that we could monitor any changes in her bones in her hooves. However it became apparent that she was not responding well enough to this that we could justify keeping her going on in such discomfort.
It was lovely to see her wandering around in her last two days with Muffin by her side , her favourite thing was grass and she seemed very content to be allowed a little bit.
She was a very pretty little pony who could be very bossy with the others when there was food around, but she was kind and gentle with people and many children enjoyed grooming her and fussing over her.
We will miss her very much, especially as we had spent so much time around her whilst she was ill. She had a favourite trick to play on us when we were distracted she would always push over our wheelbarrows when they were full, and look very pleased with herself when we had to clear it all up.
Muffin seems to miss her a little so we have put Mr.Jingles in next door to him to keep him company, which seems to have stopped him becoming too sad.
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