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post #41 of 57 Old 04-19-2011, 04:54 AM Thread Starter
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RIP Marian

Marian was put to sleep this morning. We decided that this is the best thing we can do for him now. He was unable to assimilate the food and intravenous fluids that were given to him. He refused all the time to drink water and was very dehydrated. The only way to keep him alive was through administration of IV fluids to keep him hydrated. This obviously wasn't a great alternative for the horse and besides of this the vet was concerned about the risk of thrombosis.

We'll be missing you sweet thing...


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post #42 of 57 Old 04-19-2011, 05:11 AM
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Oh no :'( Rest in peace big fella.

At least he got to know how it felt to be in a better place, and he was in the best hands possible when the time came. :(

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post #43 of 57 Old 04-19-2011, 09:41 AM
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Sorry to hear that. RIP Marian. Feel good about yourself that you did all you could and made him comfortable & showed him the love he deserved in his last days.

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post #44 of 57 Old 04-19-2011, 06:37 PM
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They are both so beautiful How someone can do that to a horse I will never understand, poor Marian looks like a skeleton! I've never seen a horse so thin!! How can the authorities not do something about this riding centre?

I hope they both make speedy recoveries!
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post #45 of 57 Old 04-19-2011, 07:35 PM
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So sorry about Marian...atleast he is no longer in pain, and got some loving care and affection before passing on. It saddens me to think that he put in all those years of faithful service, only to come to an end like that... RIP sweet boy!!!

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post #46 of 57 Old 04-19-2011, 07:38 PM
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R.I.P Marian..

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post #47 of 57 Old 04-19-2011, 09:31 PM
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~RIP Marion~ like the others have said, at least he knew he was loved and in the best of hands in his final days <3
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post #48 of 57 Old 04-19-2011, 10:13 PM
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So sorry- poor old guy. Hopefully now something can be done about this riding center. Maybe even something in the paper about how they starved a horse to death might at least put them out of business.
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post #49 of 57 Old 04-19-2011, 11:51 PM
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How can people be like that? Imagen if we were in the situation those animals were in, working our whole lives to please humans, doing all our work without any fighting, and finnally when we could work no longer we were shoved away into isolation(sp) with no food or water.Leaft alone to die. Animals have feelings, they arent cars, and there not toys. They are living breathing things, and because of some people's selfishness and cruelty, beautiful animals like Marion have to pay with their lives.

Cruel, Ignorant, Selfish, Careless, Materialistic people are what make humans the worst creatures on earth in my opinion. of course There are a few, like ****edEvans who rescue these animals, and give them a home and some hope, and people who care, that make me KNOW there are some good people out there. I would MUCH faster put my lives in the jaws of my beloved dog, than EVER a person. It just crushes me that this wonderful animal had to go in such a sad way. Had these people given a lick, he would be galloping in pastures with his buddies on the earth... At least he is now restored to full health and galloping in the lush pastures across rainbow bridge.
Thank You for all you do for these wonderful creatures, and always remember that they thank you too. Every time they see you, though you may not know it, they are thanking you for giving them a safe place to be. Where they will not have to worry about when, or if they will get a next meal. Again, I say thank you from the bottom of every horses heart that you have ever touched.

(though I am sure you know the selfless love that you give is a blessing) Just know that there are some humans as well that appreciate everything that you do.

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post #50 of 57 Old 04-20-2011, 12:25 AM
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So sorry that you lost him, but thank you for trying to save him. I am sure he knew that he was safe when he passed and I am sure that meant everything to him.
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