Originally Posted by kevinshorses
If she were my horse I would put her down. It is going to take YEARS for that to totally heal if she doesn't die from the infection that will certainly occur. Even if she doesn't die she most likely will not be sound on it again. Sometimes the best thing we can do for our horses is end thier suffering.
I was absolutely horrified
when I saw the pictures, and it takes a lot to upset me.
If it was one of my horses, I'd have had them put down.
Koobean, there's such a thing as being inadvertently cruel by trying to help an animal who's that badly wounded.
Your father's emotional pain is immaterial. If he truly loves that animal, he'll do what's right for her
and not worry about himself.
I'm so very sorry, but that poor creature needs to be put out of her misery. Keeping her alive is something you're doing only for yourselves, not her.