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Kalu's Heart was euthanized March 17 after suffering four serious impactions this past year. The sweet mare has inspired her owner to help other Thoroughbreds.

A mare slips away, her owner battles onward

Gently sliding the downed animal’s head onto her lap, she looked into the sick mare’s eyes. Where she once saw a spark, she now saw surrender. And what she had feared for so long had finally come. And it was over. After a year battling back from three bouts of impactions so severe they time and again threatened the 6-year-old mare’s life, Lisa Bernard’s horse seemed to plead for mercy. “I felt like she said to me, ‘Let me go.’ ” And just like that, Kalu’s Heart was humanely euthanized on March 17, leaving in her wake an indelible mark […]