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post #1 of 13 Old 04-27-2010, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Question Tough descisions

I recently had to put my 33 year old mare down. She had horrible heaves, was skin and bones, and wasn't aware of her surroundings. Did I do the right thing?
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post #2 of 13 Old 04-27-2010, 12:14 PM
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yes, it sounds like you did
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post #3 of 13 Old 04-27-2010, 12:20 PM
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I think you definitely did. I know it's a very very hard decision but it was for the best.
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post #4 of 13 Old 04-27-2010, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you. It is such a hard thing to do. I had her for 13 years and she was a great horse. It's still hard to believe she is gone
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post #5 of 13 Old 04-27-2010, 03:09 PM
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I'm sorry that you had to lose her, but it's obvious to me that you did the right thing. She'd lived a long, full life and you gave her a chance to go peacefully
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post #6 of 13 Old 04-27-2010, 03:20 PM
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Yes, you did the right thing.
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post #7 of 13 Old 04-27-2010, 10:00 PM
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You did the right thing. You thought about your horses quality of life and knew it was time for her to be let go. So many folks tend to think of how sad they will be and try to keep a horse (or any pet) alive with medical intervention for as long as they can,not thinking of the animal at all.
I commend you for easing her into a painless world. We had to put my granddaughters first horse to sleep last fall. She was older and so arthritic, she had trouble walking. It was hard for my granddaughter to lose her first horse, but she understood it was best for her horse.
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You did the right thing. You thought about your horses quality of life and knew it was time for her to be let go. So many folks tend to think of how sad they will be and try to keep a horse (or any pet) alive with medical intervention for as long as they can,not thinking of the animal at all.
I commend you for easing her into a painless world. We had to put my granddaughters first horse to sleep last fall. She was older and so arthritic, she had trouble walking. It was hard for my granddaughter to lose her first horse, but she understood it was best for her horse.
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thank you all so much for your support. I have been down since we made the appointment two weeks ago. But I am finally accepting of it. I still cry when I think of her but I know she is happy now.
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post #10 of 13 Old 05-19-2010, 05:53 PM
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bunni,
Believe me I know how you feel I'm so sorry. I had to put my 27yr old saddlebred down earlier this year too. It was one of the hardest decisions that I've ever had to make, but it was the best one for her. I miss her terrible too, I've gotten another horse since, but she was my first horse ever! My thoughts and prayers are still with you and will be for a long time
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