02-11-2011, 11:20 PM
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Thanks. I was out of the country for a semester abroad when it happened, so that was not a very nice surprise to have to come home to. Unfortunately he was not legally mine, my trainer had basically just handed him over to me as my project horse when I was 16, after he'd spent 2 years just sitting around because his owner didn't have time to deal with a "crazy" horse anymore. So since I was out of the picture at the time, & my trainer had just moved from our barn due to a lot of unneeded drama (& hadn't been able to move Simon with her yet), the barn owner convinced his owner (who hadn't been out to see him in 6yrs) that he should just be put down after he was kicked in the pasture & injured his shoulder. It turned into a VERY ugly situation, & not something I'd wish upon anyone.
Hopefully your boy has MANY years left in him!