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        09-18-2013, 09:25 PM
      #21
    Green Broke
    Wait, so you "rescued" this horse? He was headed for a few more days of unhappiness followed by a quick death. Now he's with you, where he will suffer for an unknown period of time because you can't afford the vet care he needs...

    Would you care to point out the upgrade to his situation? Seems like he got the raw end of the deal to me.

    And that's not even touching on you putting your own family's home on the line...
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        09-18-2013, 09:25 PM
      #22
    Started
    Their is nothing wrong with wanting to save a horse from the slaughter, but when you don't have the proper funds for the horse it is simply irresponsible. This horse can't wait two more weeks to get a vet out, he needs one yesterday. And who knows if you can even get a vet out two weeks from now, you'll have to pay off your late mortgage.

    A eye injury is very serious, and will require immediate, extensive medical treatment by a good vet, especially a injury that's gone as far as Pirates.

    You also desperately need a halter and lead rope. Tying him by his neck with a really long rope will result in bad things.

    Even though you probably had good intentions when you seen him, sometimes you should just check your feelings out, and do the responsible thing. Bringing a horse home that requires such drastic medical needs when you are low on funds isnt the most responsible thing. You have food for him, which is good, but he will require allot more things, including a guaranteed high vet bill.
         
        09-18-2013, 09:26 PM
      #23
    Yearling
    I know several people (myself being one) that would scream at you for tying a horse like that for even a second, he could step on it and snap his neck, even if you're right there, it only takes a second. YOU MISSED A MORTGAGE PAYMENT FOR A HORSE THAT MIGHT NOT EVEN MAKE IT!? Are you insane? That's irresponsible, like just dressageit said your family needs food and a place to live, I love horses but this one....he's in bad shape the poor thing is suffering and I agree with xlioness, it's safer and kinder for him to be PTS.
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        09-18-2013, 09:40 PM
      #24
    Showing
    Well I guess this fellow isnt coming back on the forum. I feel so bad for this poor animal. He's going to die from the massive infection he's getting himself into. Unless he gets this horse to the vet, this poor gelding is good as dead.
    I hope you're reading this Luigi, please get this horse to the vet. Most vet clinics have payment options that can allow you to get the care he needs and pay later. Get him a vet now before infection kills him.
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        09-18-2013, 09:53 PM
      #25
    Foal
    To all of you out there that are getting worried about me missing a **** mortgage payment I guess you people that make like 1500 in a month is something to worry don't worry about me I make 6 thousand a month the mortgage I can pay next paycheck and just for your information he lost his eye with a tree branch not cancer a vet is going to see him tomorrow thank you all I thought this was a place to get help but I guess not vet told me to clean his eye with saline until he is able to come by but you all are on another trip well thank you all anyways and yes I do have money to make him go through anything that he has to go through but this horse is staying with me and my family I've had a blind horse that lasted with us 10 years and better looking than alot of horses on this place the last thing I will do is put a horse down if it still has will to live if he shows affection to me I will show it right back if he still plays and is not dying he is going to stay horses to me are like children if one of your kids goes blind you put him/her down how would you feel about that and me irrisponsible look at you all saying that I love horses and then judging cause of what I did or didnt pay I am here for the horses not to be told what im suppose to do with my life so see your self out of my life and get involved with the horse and yes I know he needs a vet that's why I got a loan to take him to the vet
         
        09-18-2013, 09:56 PM
      #26
    Foal
    Oh and about how I tied him up if you didnt pay attention it was to take him a shower he has 2 halters that I bought him as soon as brought him home I don't shower my horses with halters on they probably wear halters only when im going to take them somewhere other than that they are loose in the pasture all day without one
         
        09-18-2013, 10:13 PM
      #27
    Foal
    Endiku seriously thanks that's one of things I wanted to know more or less how much it will cost to have his eye cured and fixed I got the money for that and some so he should be good soon and about me spending 1500 on him bro may seem a lot but my brother has spent 6000 on a thoroughbred but thanks really man.... and he does OK with his eye he is happy and playing in the field and has no problem he hates me to have him isolated he starts calling me cause he wants to be out there with my wife's mare.......
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        09-19-2013, 12:45 AM
      #28
    Super Moderator
    Hopefully the general horse lovers' concern for the well being of this animal (which may include the consideration of euthanasia as the most merciful choice) has come across as the more important thing to take away from this discussion. Although some people felt the need to add a load of judgement on top of sound advice, some helped by telling the facts, ugly as they are, without condemnation.

    There is no more to add, except that I do hope the OP will have the courage to come back and let us know what has become of Pirate in the days to come.
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