Please pray for the kids. The new horse that we brought home a couple of weeks ago was disabled with a sudden neurological disorder. Perhaps not so sudden -- it appeared to have been in the making for quite awhile; however, he only started showing symptoms yesterday. By today his legs would not support him and he fell down in the barn. I had to call the vet and put the boys' new horse down. They are taking it quite hard. I am so sad for all of them. I had hoped this would be a fun experience for them, but it has ended a bit tragically. I know the kids will be fine. God will work this into a blessing somehow. Unfortunately, today we get to taste a bit more grief.
We were grateful for the short amount of time we had with Jackson. He was a lot of fun and it was a delight to see the kids hustling out to the barn in the morning and evening to do their chores. They learned a lot about horse ownership in three short weeks. It was a short and sweet time.
Again, we would be most grateful for your prayers.