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Gotta put a good horse down in the morning
« on: December 23, 2021, 08:23:57 PM »
 She’s got laminitis (3rd time). She’s hurting. She a nasty Arab mare but she’s very smart and has very warm eyes. Smart horse! *censored*ty days in our camp this weekend. I’ve only cried 4 times in my life…this was one. My mom, my dad and a dog were the other times.

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Re: Gotta put a good horse down in the morning
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2021, 08:27:20 PM »
It's rough for sure. I have had to put a couple down over the years. Last thing you want is to have them suffer to much. So its a hard decision but usually for the better of the animal.
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Re: Gotta put a good horse down in the morning
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2021, 08:39:31 PM »
Prayers sent

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Re: Gotta put a good horse down in the morning
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2021, 08:50:47 PM »
 Thank you. Better day today! Merry Christmas all!

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Re: Gotta put a good horse down in the morning
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2021, 08:54:52 PM »
Blessings spent! Its Always tough.
Slap some bacon on a biscut and lets go, were burrnin daylight!

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Re: Gotta put a good horse down in the morning
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2021, 05:19:34 AM »
Ya that's a tough one.
It's sucks to be put in that spot .
Hopefully it works out.
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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Re: Gotta put a good horse down in the morning
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2021, 07:57:13 AM »
So sorry to hear this.

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Re: Gotta put a good horse down in the morning
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2021, 08:08:43 AM »
Thats too bad. I don't have horses myself but my next door neighbor does and quite often when i walk down the driveway to get the mail his horses will come over to the fence line for a scratch on the neck.

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"Laminitis is inflammation and damage of the tissue between the hoof and the underlying coffin bone. In severe cases, it can progress to founder, in which the hoof and coffin bone are separated and the coffin bone can rotate, leading to severe pain."

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Re: Gotta put a good horse down in the morning
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2021, 12:02:23 PM »
Rough losing an animal like that. Sorry to hear it.
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Re: Gotta put a good horse down in the morning
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2021, 03:34:27 PM »
Sure sucks but I understand the pain. We lost 3 this last year. 2 from age/health issues & one from an accident. You know you did the right thing for your beloved pet & should give you some comfort.

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Re: Gotta put a good horse down in the morning
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2021, 09:11:26 PM »
 Thanks for the replies. Just to clear things up….I’m not a horse person. She was my wife’s horse. Sinn Fein (the horse) was a one person horse…my wife’s. It took my wife 2 years to bond with her….then it was a real bond. Sinn Fein tolerated me (but I think she was wanting to bond with me too….maybe !). She was a very special horse. I’ve had to shoot and bury 2 in the last few years and although not being a horse person it was still kinda tough to do but necessary. This one I was hoping to get through Christmas before having to make the call….didn’t happen….wasn’t fair to her…especially with the really cold weather coming. We had a vet put her down Christmas Eve. My wife couldn’t be there for it. I had to position the deed to happen where I could park a tractor with utility trailer attached between house and barn area ( house is on a hill overlooking barn area) so that my wife could not see her lying dead in the field. Dead livestock pickup was gonna try to pickup today…..didn’t happen….no communication when it may. Roads are bad around here I suppose. Neighbor has a Cat 305 mini and offered it. May have to do it (bury) myself. Tough part is the water level is so high I can’t do it in a field. I do have an area on a side hill but ground is really mushy to get to area. If it gets to that point I won’t let her be here when I or if I have to take that route. In the meantime I’m having to care for our only remaining horse who is freaked out with her pasture mate suddenly disappearing. 3-4 times a day de-icing her water, feed and care. Not being a horse person I was surprised how her demise affected me. She was a good horse! My wife’s dad (he lived with us 4+ years) passed in June, I retired end of September, my wife had a 2.2lb ovarian cyst removed in October ( non cancerous but we didn’t know until 2 weeks after removal), 4 1/2’ of flood waters in the barn in mid November (what a mess that is) now a favorite horse down and a snow/deep freeze. I suppose if I keep plugging along taking care of priorities my new retirement will feel kinda good. There are those though that are in a worse predicament than me. I’m not whining, just taking a minute to unload! 🙂

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Re: Gotta put a good horse down in the morning
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2021, 01:14:24 PM »
Sorry for your loss.  Had to put a mule down once, really hard to do.  Hope things get better for you soon!
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Re: Gotta put a good horse down in the morning
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2021, 01:24:16 PM »
One of the worst days of my life was having to make the decision to put down my mare I'd had for 22 years. She had twisted gut. I've lost cats and dogs over the years, and it's always hard, but the horse was the worst.. My prayers for you and your wife 🙏
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