the difficult mourning of the family of Moon, mare struck during a walk in Pruniers

the difficult mourning of the family of Moon, mare struck during a walk in Pruniers
the difficult mourning of the family of Moon, mare struck during a walk in Pruniers

“Moon was very cute, very calm, peaceful. » In the family photo, the mare grazes on the grass on the shoulders of Pruniers, in eastern Indre. Chocolate dress and white muzzle, she carries Hélisée, a little boy aged 9 and a half, on her back, surrounded by her two parents Gwenaëlle Garcia and Pascal Tissier. Ten days after the collision, this father’s voice is still tight. The accident occurred on Sunday May 19, 2024. “The weather was nice, it was mid-afternoon. I got Moon ready to go for a walk, he says. I rode it for about 1 km. We went to the “path to the pond”. » The rider and the mare were hit near a bend by a young driver in an accident vehicle “transformed into a sort of buggy”he describes.

“She passed away within fifteen minutes”

“He hit Moon’s left rear, she took all the shockcontinues Pascal Tissier. I have been very lucky. I got up and immediately went to see her, I was able to stay with her until the end. She died within the following fifteen minutes, just before the arrival of our veterinarian from Lignières. (Dear). »

Moon was an Irish Cob mare.
© (Photo DR)

The rider was treated at Issoudun hospital, and still suffers from some bruises. “He rolled about ten meters, his bomb was embedded”details his partner, Gwenaëlle Garcia. “I was in the garden with Hélisée when Pascal warned usshe shares. When I arrived, I thought Moon would still be alive, but Pascal told me: ” It’s too late. ” We shouted a lot. »

This Sunday afternoon, the small family was helped by a farmer to transport the body. “I didn’t want her to be thrown into a dumpster by the knacker”, Gwenaëlle Garcia is moved. The family turned to a company specializing in horse cremations. Moon was cremated in Ain. “A wink for her who had always or almost lived near the mountains. » Gwenaëlle, Pascal and Hélisée are still waiting for the return of his ashes.

The driver had “very dignified behavior”

As a good Irish cob, a sort of small draft horse, Moon had traveled from Ireland at the age of 6, adopted by a family from Drôme. She arrived in Pruniers in November 2023. “It took us a while to find her to keep Diego, our other horse, companyexplains Gwenaëlle Garcia. Camille, her former owner, had to part with her for a life project abroad. We continued to send him photos. »

The driver had “very dignified behavior”admits the mother. “The young man came to apologizeshe emphasizes. As far as we know, he had his license. He wasn’t on any substances. » A complaint was filed with the Issoudun gendarmerie and a preliminary investigation was opened. The couple now wants to share their story to remind people to be careful on the roads.

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