This past year has been the best and worst time of my life. Sienna has given everything I could have asked for and more. Sienna had to be put down on May.4 2012 due to a permanently damaged left hind leg. Sienna would now be 8 years old.
I got Sienna last year in march only at a working trot and ridden in a hackamore. Together we worked together to get a canter and steering with the bit. She helped me in so many ways, so I returned the favour when her time came. One of the best memories I have of her and I is when Shelby and I took Belle and Sienna out on a trail and I got to gallop her to the end of the road. That was the biggest smile I ever had and probably the best moment of my life. At that moment everything clicked. That’s where I wanted to be. She was my everything.
The day I walked out to the field to get her to go for a ride was the worst day. I walked over to get her and her leg was gushing blood. She could barely walk. What we think happened is that she was “flirting” with the geldings on the other side of the fence and kicked her hind leg though and the barbed wire got wrapped around it. We spent one month trying to rehab her in a little stall but she simply could not put weight on her leg. She spent that month hopping on 3 feet, and with a previous case of founder things just weren’t going to work out. The second to last time the vet came out he told me the bad news. He looked at her leg and said the cut was healing perfectly, but something more was wrong. He gave me two options, either I spend money I don’t have, or we put her down as soon as possible. My heart dropped and I knew what was going to happen. A week later was the day, and she went. It’s been just over a month and nothing feels okay any more, nothing is the same. There is not one day I don’t go without thinking about her. We spent just over a year together and I will never forget that year. She was my best friend, and now she is gone.
Rest In Peace girly