My best buddy for 22 years has been retired the last 5 years. Tell, got uvitus in one eye which caused his eye to go blind, then 2 years later moon blindness in the other. Now he is totally blind. I have had to separate him from the other horses due to they make him nervous when they run around him. He has successfully jumped the 6ft metal fence twice, but not without shoulder and legs burns and cuts.
So to preserve his quality of life he has been placed in a large stall, fans blowing on him and a paddock he can go in and out of his choosing. I find he rarely leaves stall. Has lost 10 lbs and swelling in hocks from no exercise He does not like to be lead around or lounged.
He gave me 18 years of great trail riding all over. This is not what I envisioned for him. I wanted him to a have the status as "Pasture Ornament". He is not happy, content but am I wrong to want to keep him alive? Should I give him his quality of life back by letting him go to Gods Country?