Buffy, I KNOW I posted this morning to tell you how sorry I was, but can't find it now. And yes, God does have a reason. We don't always know the reason why God allows something to happen. And, we may never know this side of glory. But, as hard as it may be to believe right now, it IS for your good. I know when I lost my first horse, it hit me hard. And, to this day, I'll admit, it still bothers me to a point. But, if I hadn't of lost Binty, I would not have Misty. And, Misty is a much better horse than Binty ever could have been. Right about the time that I lost Binty is when Misty's herd was seized. I can see God's hand in it, but it was still hard.