I am so sorry to hear that you have lost her, but feel good that at least the last few years of her life were good ones with you with a kind and loving owner who showed her there was another side to life than the horrible misery she was living in before. Bless you for giving her a life where she was cared for and she at least had some happiness in her life. Hugs to you.
I arrived at REO's house and Robin had just got your email. She came out to greet me crying. I remember her having an ear tag. I am so sorry Mary. Just know that while you were blessed to have found her, she knew in her heart that you loved her, and she also knew the feeling of a full happy belly, safe warm bed at night and a loving hand. Your 2 mares at REO's are beautiful! Again I am so sorry for you and Lady...HUGS My Friend
Mary, I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. You know how I feel about daughters of old Tattoo(at least, the three I've 'seen', either in person or in pics, have all been NICE mares, and excellent producers...yours, mine, and one that Laura had). I did not until you posted this AM know the 'whole' story of how you found, and liberated, your Lady...what a blessing you were for her, and how wonderful that she lived on in your loving care!
My Melody started out similarly...a foal at side when she was not yet 3, when I saw and chose her from a large herd at Anthony...at least, no one had put a cow tag in her ear(what a horrid thing to do to a horse, esp. a tiny one...).
My heart is with you after your devastating loss, but surely you will meet her at the Bridge again some day. Melody is doing well at nearing 29; yet I know the time I will lose her is coming, and I can hardly stand to consider it.
Please take comfort in knowing what a lovely life you provided for her. She must have understood how much you loved her and felt secure for the first time. Try to be glad you had each other, hold on to her memory, and she will still be in your heart for a long time to come.