Friday, January 2, 2009

Calypso

Sad news as Calypso had to be euthanised on the table last night. Although they did not find a stone or a growth as they were expecting, they did find her Cecum was totally impacted. They are not sure why it was affected so badly, maybe due to her age or an underlying problem with her Cecum which caused it to stop working. They worked for a few hours to try to save her, but they just couldn't.

Calypso was a wonderful horse and she helped many people learn to ride while she was at Shiloh. She will be greatly missed...

We thank the vets at Desert Pines for donating the cost of her surgery and fighting to save her for so long. We really appreciate the wonderful care they give to all of the rescue horses, whether they are in the clinic or out at the ranch.

6 comments:

the 4 D's said...

I am so sorry! Dakotah was very upset yesterday as he has had a few memories w/ her back when we first started coming to Shiloh w/ his riding lessons on her. Rest in Peace our friend Calypso.
The Hickeys

Mikey said...

Oh dang it. I'm so sorry. At least it was done humanely and you know for sure the cause. A big thank you to your vets for donating the cost of the surgery. Great folks!
Rest in peace, Calypso.

Eric Clayton said...

Very sad indeed. I will miss Calypso greatly.

Jenny K. said...

I feel like I've lost one of my own horses. I'm so glad I got the opportunity to know Calypso. She was so gentle and easy to ride. I credit her for helping me get my balance and confidence back after many years out of the saddle. I'm going to miss her so much.

KellyByrd1 said...

Calypso was an amazing lady. She gave Dean and me our first 'real' lessons(beyond just- 'here's your pony-hang on kid') and I was looking forward to many more... She knew sooooo much, and I was anxious to continue my lessons with her. Riding her was like dancing- she responded to every cue (right or wrong on my part!) without hesitation. I am very saddened by the loss- she will surely be missed at Shiloh. She will be missed most by her pasture mate and ardent admirer, the buckskin. I don't know his name, but I'll be sure to spend some time with him tomorrow. Kelly Byrd

Mom said...

I am so sorry about Calypso and your longtime horse, Hollywood. It is so hard to do what you do at Shiloh but it is so important. All of the horses and other animals that have passed through your kind hands got to know love and kindness before they left this world. I always like to think they are in a better place but it's hard to imagine a better place than Shiloh.