Our little Copper Penny

I want to dedicate this story to a little 4 yr. old sorrel filly named Penny. Felicia, Kimmy, and I were tacking penny up. She had just gotten her first pair of shoes on the day before, and was still getting the feeling ...I want to dedicate this story to a little 4 yr. old sorrel filly named Penny. Felicia, Kimmy, and I were tacking penny up. She had just gotten her first pair of shoes on the day before, and was still getting the feeling ...

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I want to dedicate this story to a little 4 yr. old sorrel filly named Penny.
Felicia, Kimmy, and I were tacking penny up. She had just gotten her first pair of shoes on the day before, and was still getting the feeling of them on her. She is a very timid baby, one that you have to have patience to work with.

We were walking down the barn aisle with her when all of the sudden she freaked out and reared. Our instructor, Ms. Cathy took hold of her and she freaked out again and fell into the trash can. She picked her self back up and ran out side. Ms. Cathy ran after her to grad hold of the reins dangling in the air as she was rearing.

As we were all watching in fear she did a kind of flip in the air and landed on her back. Felicia, Kimmy, and I all ran in to the tackroom drenched in tears expecting the worse. I walked back to where Penny and Ms. Cathy were, and she was laying on the ground not getting up. Ms. Cathy was trying to pulled her up but she wouldn’t move. We took off her saddle and bridle to make her more comfortable. Then she got up, walked into the barn and went into her stall.

She had a huge gash on the top of her head that had blood oozing out of it. When I went to go put some fura-zone on it she put her head down atomatically and let me rub it in the huge gash. The doctor said she had a major concusion and was in coma for a couple of hours. At the end of the day she was eating hay which was a very good sign.

When felicia went to go feed the horses in the morning she found Penny laying down in her stall trying to get up but not being able to. The vet came out and everyone was trying to get her up by pulleys. After more than 3 hours of trying the vet finally said "we’ve done all that we can, we’re going to have to put her down."

With a final goodbye we put her down. We miss her very much! I love you Penny!

R.I.P Copper Penny, aka Penny 1998 – July 13 2002

Alissa Faulkner
Atlanta, GA
Sterling Equestrian Center