Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Perth, Western Australia
• Horses: 0
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.