Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society

Meet Trinket

BEHS ID
BEHS 125 - Trinket
Status
Rainbow Bridge
2006 Rainbow Bridge
Date of Birth
1 January 2006
Arrived at BEHS
2 October 2006
Rainbow Bridge
24 October 2006
Breed
Grade
Gender
Female
Filly
Color
Chestnut / Sorrel

At the end of September, we received a call about several neglected and dead horses. What our investigator found was horrifying. The owner agreed to release the worst horses, and Trinket and her pasturemates were loaded on a trailer and taken to safety.

Trinket’s foster home provided fresh water and good food, but two weeks after she came to BEHS, Trinket was in distress. Her foster mom found her on the ground, unable to rise. They got her to the vet clinic and began treating her. Monday morning things were looking grim. Then before noon on Monday. Dr. Miller called me to let me know - it was time to let her go. She had stopped struggling to rise and she was barely breathing. No matter what we did, we could not save her - all we could do was spare her a slow death. So we sent her “over the rainbow bridge”.

It is always hard to lose a horse - it is just heart-wrenching to lose a baby. Trinket was less than a year old, and it seems her short life knew little happiness. I don’t know how people can be as heartless as to let a little baby suffer… I’m just thankful that we could be there for her in the end.

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