The Rainbowbridge

Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here,
that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends
so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine
and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor;
those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again,
just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content,
except for one small thing: they each miss someone very special,
someone who was left behind.
They all run and play together,
but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance.
His bright eyes are intent; his eager body begins to quiver.
Suddenly, he breaks from the group,
flying over the green grass, faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet,
you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.
The happy kisses rain upon your face;
your hands again caress the beloved head,
and you look once more into those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life,
but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together...

Author unknown



WMM CB's Hello Mary Lou

Saturday 28 June 2014, what a day... How jubilation over beautiful premiums suddenly got replaced by sheer horror. My gorgeous Mary Lou died all of a sudden. In the morning we were so very proud of her wonderful 1B premium at the NMPRS show for one/two year olds in Bunschoten, and a few hours later she was gone. How or what we will never know, she collapsed in the trailer. The veterinarian thinks most likely due to cardiac arrest or a ruptured aorta. Chest compressions and ventilation were of no avail.



In August 2011, we had to say goodbye to WMM Ain't I Lucky (NAS, born 16.05.2005, Brewers Feature Challenger x "Mika"). Lucky was the only non-100%-american mini still residing at Whistle Mountain Miniatures. He had been gelded and functioned as "babysitter" for the yearling and newborn colts - a task he carried out marvelously!
Lucky had contracted a complex and longterm disease, which was a mystery to us all. Together with a team of veterinarians and natural medicine we have tried everything possible to get him wel again. To our great sorrow, nothing helped, and we decided to relieve him from his pain.



In March 2011, Magic Mans Ruby Rose deceased to the effects of a severe uterus infection after loosing her foal. Because of the uterus infection a complex syndrome arose that could not be stopped.



On the 10th of November 2005, I had to make the difficult decision to let my dearest little friend go, so that she wouldn't have any more pain...

I hope that my story (click here) can help other people not to give up hope too easily when their horse gets an injury like Mika did.