There is a gelding at my barn who is on his way out tonight ... had been starved for a while, bad condition, etc. before he came to his present owner. He was definitely shutting down earlier tonight when we were out there, lying off by himself, stopped eating the past few days, all the signs of leaving us. His owner can't financially afford to have him hauled off after he dies, so tonight there was talk of burning the carcass. Not sure that this will happen, since there is a burn ban here in north TX, and we will probably all chip in to help with the expense, but... my question: if the other horses on the property smell the burning carcass, won't it upset them? There is no option to bury him there.
Please, no commentary about not being able to afford to care for your horse. This guy inherited 2 horses from his dad when he died and has done his best to care for them.