2015 Foal Barn
This certainly has been a disappointing and sad foaling season for us here. Both mares delivered lethal white babies which were put down. It's the 25% possibility you have in "overo" breeding. And this year we had things against us. We are reminded of this Scripture as a comfort in the loss.
"I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a 'white' horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice He judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on His head are many crowns, He has a name written on Him that no one knows but He Himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and His name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following Him, riding on 'white' horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean."
We totally understand that the eternal value of our animals are not the same as people who are created in the image of the Living God and who Jesus died to pay the penalty of our sins for. However, animals are part of His creation and we are charged with their care and they have a purpose in our life. We comfort ourselves in the fact that we will one day return with the risen Lord riding 'white' horses and just maybe in our pain we can see those 'white' horses waiting and ready for us to ride when we arrive in heaven and return with Him.