I am taking a blogging break after the freak accidental death of my chestnut mare, Beauty, this morning. At least she didn't suffer and went quickly. There were no thrashing marks in her corral. For the full story, please visit http://deserthorses.blogspot.com/. As far as we can tell, she died during the previous night from some type of colic. ***If you can, and want to, please make a donation to either SAFER or TB Friends in her name as she was a feedlot rescue herself. I rescued her when she was an unbroke 2 year old on a horse slaughter lot and trained her and rode her for the first time last summer. She was a wonderful, gentle animal that died way before her time. She was only 5 years old. I'm just not up to blogging right now.