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    07-27-2012, 08:19 PM
  #51
Foal
The deed is done. I was able to get him up and walked him to the back of our property. He was grazing as I brushed him and said farewell. His hole was dug, the vet came on time and Tell is now out of pain, enjoying tall grass in the here after, no blindness to hinder his sight so he can enjoy all around him. It was hard and I miss him so much. He gave me 22 years of great companionship, adventure, trailriding and so many great memories. Thanks everyone for your support. I chose the gun and it was quick and humane. I did what was right for him and not what was easy for me. Tell Sackett, registered appaloosa 1987 - 2012.
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    07-27-2012, 08:33 PM
  #52
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Originally Posted by INAppy    
The deed is done. I was able to get him up and walked him to the back of our property. He was grazing as I brushed him and said farewell. His hole was dug, the vet came on time and Tell is now out of pain, enjoying tall grass in the here after, no blindness to hinder his sight so he can enjoy all around him. It was hard and I miss him so much. He gave me 22 years of great companionship, adventure, trailriding and so many great memories. Thanks everyone for your support. I chose the gun and it was quick and humane. I did what was right for him and not what was easy for me. Tell Sackett, registered appaloosa 1987 - 2012.
So sorry for your loss INAppy....I feel your pain. No words can be said for the loss of such a wonderful friend and companion. Rest in peace Tell.
     
    07-27-2012, 08:53 PM
  #53
Green Broke
INAppy, I am sorry for your loss. I have been following this thread because my mare (23 yrs old) also has ERU and has lost her sight. Unlike your beloved Tell, T still goes into the pasture and appears "normal".....that is until she walks into a tree or trots into the corner post of the paddock. So far she has not seriously injured herself. I , like you, am struggling with the decision. I have ridden her in the field and part way down the trail, and while she handled it well, I am in constant alert mode. I wish I knew if she was in pain, for that would aid me in making a decision. Right now I am on the fence about what to do. I watch for signs that she is ready to cross, but I see none.

I admire you for doing what was best for your dear boy. I know it was not an easy decision, as I am currently struggling with it now.

Take care,
Tess
     
    07-27-2012, 09:14 PM
  #54
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Bless your heart. I had to do the same with my aged(33) yr old blind Appy a year ago in May. He had started losing his appetite, weight and interest. He got to graze a few days in a small pasture where I could not leave him 24/7 before the vet came. I knew it was time, I did not regret it, but I do miss him.... It's just easier when you know they have had a full life and are ready to go.
     
    07-28-2012, 01:25 AM
  #55
Green Broke
I am so sorry for your loss, but thank you for having the strength to do what he needed you to.
     

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