Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
• Horses: 0
I can tell from your voice you already know the answer to your question. Your lovely horse has had 26 wonderful years, and that is a good life for a horse.
One of the things we OWE our beloved horse pals is a dignified exit from an otherwise poor end in their life. It is a horrible decision, but one we will all have to make, sooner or later, since we attach ourselves to partners who live a shorter life than we do.
Think of your partner and do the right thing, if it is indicated. It can be quick and peaceful, if done well. MUCH better than seeing one you love wither away, IMO.
Hugs to you and I am so sorry it may be time to do the ultimate kindness to one you love.