There is nothing new here, but if you need a good cry read Hissy's horse site about Racer. She last posted 7/29/05.http://www.equinelove.com/content/view/60/0/1/0/
I would say that no news is good news. As she posted here, she has a new vet on the case who is offering some hope. Just the same, Racer is a very sick horse, and continues to need a miracle. And I do not know how Hissy is holding up under the strain.
I don't know why loving a horse feels different than loving a cat, but it does. For one thing, they are our height, so they look you in the eye. Their head is over a foot long. They weigh over a thousand pounds, but look to us to fix what is wrong. They have a beauty and a strength, but as Hissy posted, the front feet are especially vulnerable. Their coat usually gleams in the summer sun, but when ill they lose their luster. They are headstrong and can be mule headed, but will beg like a puppy for a carrot. And in a way, the two of you become one when you are riding.
I continue to pray daily for Racer and Hissy, although I often miss the appointed time. I think she is very busy with Racer, and will let us know when she knows, and when she has time to check in.