Jackie: She talks to the animals
My pony Sam is getting very elderly at 27 years old, and I’m worried about him. Can you ask him if he still feels he has a good quality of life? Laura Jones, Cheshire.
Sam Sam is loving, funny, andis loving, funny, and cheeky. He says he has taught you so much, and is proud of that. He shows me he could ‘pop a fence’ no problem in the past – indeed, indeed, he was fine untilhe was fine until last last-year-but-gently-lets-me year - but gently lets me know know that he is strugglingthat he is struggling with his body now.
He He knows you’ re worriedknows you’ re worried about about him and don’ t want himand don’t want him asked him if he feelssuffer. I asked him if he feels he he has a good quality of life. hehas a good quality of life. He says says his behaviour has changed; hehis behaviour has changed; he has has lost his spark andi spacing hislost his spark andi spacing his stable. stable. he tells me about his internalHe tells me about his internal discomforts discomforts and is concerned that heand is concerned that he could could suffer a very painful passingsuffer a very painful passing because of them.
His words are so clear and honestwords are so clear and honest (as( as animals are ):‘ organised is betteranimals are ):‘ Organised is better so so she can think of me as i am now, she can think of me as I am now, rather than an emergency situation.’
He shows me a grey horse - although I get a name like Ebony, which which would be black?would be black?
He He thanks you for thanks you for everything and says be brave now, like you two have have always been always been together.