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post #11 of 25 Old 01-13-2010, 11:56 AM
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Starline...so sorry you had to go through all of that! What a bummer.
I think you handled everything perfectly! Some barn management does not even go to that extent so IMHO....you did a good job.
None the less....it is emotional no mater what perspective you look at it.
My barn has had some unfortuante things go on there since I have been there (8 months) and not one was due to anything on their part. Still the things that happened were just part of owning livestock. Most of the incidents where with older horses...
Tough deal for the BO, the management the staff the other boarders and the horses owner.....
Hang in there...
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post #12 of 25 Old 01-13-2010, 12:57 PM
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where ever you have livestock you will have deadstock
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post #13 of 25 Old 01-13-2010, 01:22 PM
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Wow guys! Starline isn't playing the "woe is me" role. She is just relaying a story that has happened to her. I believe that she is just upset as anyone should be when an animal dies, especially a beloved one. Everyone take a chill pill and really read the story instead of trying to read between the lines.

Kudos to you Starline for trying to help anyway possible. Things like this happen and it is sad. There was nothing anyone could have done, but make the horse comfortable.
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post #14 of 25 Old 01-13-2010, 01:27 PM
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Please don't pay any attention to the criticism posted in this thread. Having only read a few of your posts I know you're compassionate and care deeply about the animals and people in your care.

As a horse owner, previous BM and current BO, I understand (as perhaps owners do not) that as the BO, along with the sorrow and feelings of helplessness come horrible feelings of guilt, misplaced responsibility and a lot of "what if?"ing.

Sounds like you were attentive, responsive and did everything to ease this for horse and owner.

When you're feeling up to it, I will PM you the funniest/worst dead horse story I know....
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post #15 of 25 Old 01-13-2010, 02:00 PM
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death and sickness is a very hard thing for all of us to deal with. You did everything you could, remember that.

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post #16 of 25 Old 01-13-2010, 07:37 PM
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I would board with you in a heart beat if I lived in your area. Chin up, as hard as it is to witness and have it in your barn, unfortunately it happens.
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post #17 of 25 Old 01-13-2010, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your support guys!

Yeah I'm not trying to play the "Woe is me" card... I'm just really wondering if I'm that unlucky?! Before I opened my own barn I was a boarder myself and I don't remember that many issues... even at places with crappy barbed wire and junk every where.

Do other barns do anything to remember the lost horses?

~ Starline Stables ~
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post #18 of 25 Old 01-13-2010, 08:39 PM
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We had little memorials where we buried them....
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post #19 of 25 Old 01-13-2010, 10:55 PM
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Wow honey I'm so sorry. I couldn't imagine! We had our first boarder injury the other day and it gave me a heart attack, I couldn't even begin to wonder how awful you must feel right now. But like others have said - it isn't anything you did, there isn't anything you could have done, you did everything in your power that you could.

Sending you tons of hugs!!!
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post #20 of 25 Old 01-14-2010, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Kay View Post
death and sickness is a very hard thing for all of us to deal with. You did everything you could, remember that.

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