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        11-15-2011, 10:00 AM
    I'm fortunate to have the land, access to a backhoe and live where regulations allow for burial. We've got a horse cemetary in our woods, with markers on the trees nearest the sites. If it wasn't against the law, I'd want to have my final resting place there with the horses I've loved.
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        11-15-2011, 10:04 AM
    It's never too early to think about euthing and disposal/burial of large animals.

    We know they're not going to live forever, so having a plan in place is better than trying to figure something out if you have an emergency euth.

    With Conny, it was an emergency euthing and I had to call around for a backhoe on a Saturday night. I had to put off grieving until I had the arrangements made for his burial.

    As others have said, it depends on where you live and your zoning laws whether or not you can bury a horse on your property. You need to know this before the animal dies or is put down.

    Some people compost the body. This isn't a bad way to do things, as long as the animal wasn't chemically euthed.

    The next horse of mine who needs to be put down, I'm going to opt for a bullet instead of the pink juice. That way, I don't have to worry about contamination of the ground water.
        11-15-2011, 10:18 AM
    Originally Posted by goneriding    
    Do what feels right for you and your horse, listen to your gut......it'll speak to you.

    What to do with the remains is not a 'gut' feeling. It has to be dictated by law and finance.


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