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        04-27-2010, 10:08 AM
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    Foal
    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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        04-27-2010, 11:14 AM
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    Green Broke
    Yes, it sounds like you did
         
        04-27-2010, 11:20 AM
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    Green Broke
    I think you definitely did. I know it's a very very hard decision but it was for the best.
         
        04-27-2010, 11:44 AM
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    Foal
    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
         
        04-27-2010, 02:09 PM
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    Weanling
    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
         
        04-27-2010, 02:20 PM
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    Green Broke
    Yes, you did the right thing.
         
        04-27-2010, 09:00 PM
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    Started
    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.
         
        04-27-2010, 09:48 PM
      #8
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by wyominggrandma    
    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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        04-27-2010, 09:52 PM
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    Foal
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    Originally Posted by bunni1900    
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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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        05-19-2010, 04:53 PM
      #10
    Foal
    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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