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        01-22-2012, 12:01 AM
      #471
    Weanling
    My sympathies about Hugo. I've had to go through losing horses and it's tough. I think drawing him when you feel up to it would be an excellent way to commemorate the bond you two had.
         
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        01-22-2012, 12:09 AM
      #472
    Yearling
    Sorry for your lost
         
        01-22-2012, 12:29 AM
      #473
    Showing
    ?!?!? He's.... ???? I thought he was only on stall rest
         
        01-22-2012, 01:07 AM
      #474
    Trained
    He was Skyes, but I have had in the back of my mind for many, many months now a niggling thought that maybe it would be best to put him to sleep. He had 32 starts on the track, his legs are very much worn out. Then he did his suspensory, and I thought that maybe with adequate treatment I could get him at least paddock sound. But last night when I went to feed him, I washed his poultice off and found that he had somehow managed to bow his tendon, it was extremely hot, swollen and he was struggling to walk on it, and on palpitation he was very reactive.
    So after consulting my vet, we have decided that the kindest thing for everyone, is to have him put to sleep as he is going to have recurring problems with his legs. It would not be fair to keep him on such a limited quality of life, as much as I would like my selfish human emotion of keeping him alive just because it hurts too much to let go of him to prevail, I can't put him through that.
         
        01-22-2012, 01:25 AM
      #475
    Showing
    I'm so sorry Kayty.. that's a devastating thing to go through :( I'm glad you have his best interest at heart though.
         
        01-22-2012, 02:31 AM
      #476
    Green Broke
    Oh, wow. What devastating news Kayty. He's a beautiful boy. I am sure he will always be grateful to you for the effort you have put in to trying to make his life pain free. And having the courage to make the decision you are making. I am so sorry.
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        01-22-2012, 02:34 AM
      #477
    Weanling
    Oh Kayty, I am so sorry about Hugo. I know you've been struggling for a while trying to keep him sound. Sending lots of cyber hugs your way!
         
        01-22-2012, 05:40 AM
      #478
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    Originally Posted by Kayty    
    He was Skyes, but I have had in the back of my mind for many, many months now a niggling thought that maybe it would be best to put him to sleep. He had 32 starts on the track, his legs are very much worn out. Then he did his suspensory, and I thought that maybe with adequate treatment I could get him at least paddock sound. But last night when I went to feed him, I washed his poultice off and found that he had somehow managed to bow his tendon, it was extremely hot, swollen and he was struggling to walk on it, and on palpitation he was very reactive.
    So after consulting my vet, we have decided that the kindest thing for everyone, is to have him put to sleep as he is going to have recurring problems with his legs. It would not be fair to keep him on such a limited quality of life, as much as I would like my selfish human emotion of keeping him alive just because it hurts too much to let go of him to prevail, I can't put him through that.
    maybe paint a portrait of him??
         
        01-22-2012, 05:51 AM
      #479
    Trained
    Eventually I will, but at the moment it's all too raw.
    I had a photographer out tonight to get some photo's of him and Billy for me. Darling girl did it free of charge after hearing from someone how much work I've put into trying to fix him.
    I have also cut a piece of his tail hair and will be sending it off to have made into a sterling silver 'love heart' necklace pendant.
         
        01-22-2012, 02:01 PM
      #480
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Kayty    
    Eventually I will, but at the moment it's all too raw.
    I had a photographer out tonight to get some photo's of him and Billy for me. Darling girl did it free of charge after hearing from someone how much work I've put into trying to fix him.
    I have also cut a piece of his tail hair and will be sending it off to have made into a sterling silver 'love heart' necklace pendant.
    I totally understand Kayty. I have yet to do a decent portrait of my old guy Tailor who passed away in 2006. I'd love to have him profssionally done by someone else, but I never really got any portrait worthy pictures of him. Even after all this time I can't bring myself to do a formal portrait of him. It's different when it's your own horse.
         

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