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post #31 of 72 Old 01-20-2014, 03:04 PM
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I am so sorry for what you are going through. You are very strong for doing what is best for him. I will be praying for you. And you said something is going on with your other boy? whats going on with him?
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I am so sorry for what you are going through. You are very strong for doing what is best for him. I will be praying for you. And you said something is going on with your other boy? whats going on with him?
He is very dominant (and gelded late) and at his previous home he got away with a lot. So anytime you would ask him to do something he didn't feel like doing he would not do it and become aggressive. It's completely worked out now though. I have experience with dominant horses, though I had never dealt with one that turned to aggression, but between that and getting a natural horsemanship trainer to help me he has made a complete 180.
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post #33 of 72 Old 01-20-2014, 10:29 PM
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I had to make the decision to have my old boy euthanised last week. He had a fall in the paddock and somehow he had snapped a ligament in his knee. While the injury wasn't really bothering him too much, it was causing him to put added stress on his previously injured back leg making him lame. He was also riddled with arthritis, so rather than spending big $$ getting him patched up so that he could have a couple of years of not so great quality life, I made the call to have him PTS.

It is probably the hardest decision we have to make, but I would much rather make the decision a little too early than leave it until it is too late and have them suffer needlessly. I'd had Reckless for 25 years, and he was a little turd of a pony but I loved him dearly and I am still sad that he's no longer around.
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post #34 of 72 Old 01-21-2014, 11:44 PM
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I know you said tomorrow that the vet going to be x-raying Sully. Please let us know as soon as you find out anything. I will be praying for him. Hope all goes well!
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post #35 of 72 Old 01-21-2014, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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He has actually been doing better, but still having trouble getting up etc. This evening I was hand walking him around the farm (his old man exercise lol) and he didn't seem to be too off. But unfortunately the good days are few and far between. Although I'm about ready to strangle the vet! He still hasn't given the barn owner or me a time for tomorrow . He is soooo lucky he's an awesome vet other than the scheduling.

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post #36 of 72 Old 01-22-2014, 12:02 PM
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I am glad he has been doing better. I bet he enjoys walking around with you when he is up for it. That is so annoying when vet cant give you a time! he didn't even give you an estimate time?
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post #37 of 72 Old 01-22-2014, 12:26 PM
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My heart goes out to you. Letting go is always so hard. We put down my mare in october.. the hardest thing I've ever had to do. I've also been facing cancer in my beloved Gem. Stay strong and things will be better.
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post #38 of 72 Old 01-23-2014, 05:30 PM
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How did it go yesterday? if you don't want to talk about it I understand. I just worrying about him.
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post #39 of 72 Old 01-23-2014, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Vet never showed! I'm trying to get him taken in to the local equine hospital, but no trailer :/. And since he doesn't fit in a regular sized trailer it narrows down the options of people who can haul him for me
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post #40 of 72 Old 01-23-2014, 05:51 PM
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omgoodness! are you serious? he must be unbelievably good vet in order for him to still have business. Is it possible for him to fit in a regular 2 horse trailer if you remove the panel that seperates the two stalls?
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