Last night at about 10 PM the Travis County Sheriff Department came to the RV asking if I owned a brown horse. Gabby was hit by a car. In my 30 years of horse ownership, I have had horses escape from their pastures. I know the dangers of that, but truly never expected it. I had just installed a new paddock so that the horses could get to the new fresh grass. It was not a pretty fence, but I really thought it was going to keep the horses in and safe. Gabby had gotten out earlier yesterday and I walked the fence line and reinforced it where I thought she had gotten out and along the whole fence line. I thought I had it. I still don’t know how she got out, but she did. Fortunately the driver of the car that hit her was not injured. For that I am thankful! The Travis County sheriff was kind and respectful. The Elgin Animal Hospital Veterinarians were my angels. I don’t think that they were supposed to leave the clinic, but I am thankful that they broke rules and rushed to Gabby’s aid. I sat by her head as she lay by the roadside with her soft brown eyes looking at me with such trust. She was very aware of everything and seemed to be asking me why. I could only comfort her and tell her that I loved her. At 11:30 pm on February 8, 2012 Gabby was humanely euthanized. She will be missed but not forgotten!