This is so sad.
Our Elsa didn’t make it.
Although it isn’t surprising for a horse who was barely alive to succumb to her injuries… we all had hoped and prayed so hard…we thought we could make a difference.
And, we did.
Just not in the way we humans had hoped…
We had hoped for her survival.
But perhaps that wasn’t her final hope…
Perhaps the recovery would have been too painful. Perhaps she had been given just enough relief for her little heart to feel free enough to let go.
Or perhaps her job was done…
SHE COULDN’T STAND BUT SHE MOVED MOUNTAINS.
Frozen to the ground, she was helpless, hopeless… yet she pleaded.
And someone came, finally.
Perhaps Elsa pleaded not for her rescue, but for the rescue of her dam, Anna.
Perhaps Elsa pleaded for all the world’s horses.
Her photo, her story, her struggle, her horrible abuses by man – and then the incredible outpouring of support by man – has gelled a movement…
…in the first days in the first month of the Year of the Horse.
WHAT I LIKE TO THINK…
I like to think that Elsa’s job on earth was to bring thousands of people together and pull a rush of sentiment forward during the initiation of the Year of the Horse.
I like to think that HorseGod knew Elsa had done such an incredible job of bringing humans together against animal abuse that he nickered to her softly and said he had a reward for her now that she had finished her job… I like to think that HorseGod offered her total peace, total love, all the food she could eat, all the freedom and comforts available to a horse, anything she could ever want… without having to go through the pain of recovery.
That probably sounded pretty good to her.
She had brought us all together and it was now up to us to carry on…
Elsa had done enough.
Time for her to collect her prize.
And, she agreed…
Elsa’s legacy… her photo, frozen to the ground… will live on.
She couldn’t even stand, yet she moved mountains.
This girl did not endure in vain.