One of the hardest facts about PSSM & MIM is that not all horses are manageable. Some horses are just so badly affected they become victims to their own bodies, and no form of management helps them.
PSSM & MIM takes the lives of far to many horses each year- Which is why we are so dedicated to spreading awareness, and encouraging testing before breeding horses.
Listed below are some of our members horses who have lost the battle to PSSM1 & MIM (PSSM2), most horses in this album underwent exhaustive veterinary investigation with no other cause found for their issues.
I’ll lend you for a little while, my grandest foal, God said.
For you to love while he’s alive, and mourn for when he’s dead.
It may be one or twenty years, or days or months, you see.
But will you, til I take him back, Take care of him for me?
He’ll bring his charms to gladden you, and should his stay be brief,
You’ll have those treasured memories, as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return.
But there are lessons taught on earth, I want this foal to learn.
I’ve looked the wide world over, in my search for teachers true.
And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes, with trust, I have selected you.
Now will you give him all your love? Nor think the labor vain.
Nor hate me when I come, to take him back again?
I know you’ll give him tenderness, and love will bloom each day.
And for the happiness you’ve known, you will forever-grateful stay.
But should I come and call for him, much sooner than you’d planned,
you’ll brave the bitter grief that comes, and maybe understand.
For though I’ll call him home to me, this promise I do make
For all the love and care you gave, he’ll wait for you inside heavens gate