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post #1 of 21 Old 12-16-2010, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Just had to make a horrible decision

I've just had to make the decision to have my sisters horse Rian PTS.
Helene isnt here so it fell to me and mum.

I got back from my interview this afternoon, got changed and called the ponies in for thier tea.
Rian came in with his head nearly on the floor, he went to the back of his stable where I managed to get his rug off him as it was covered in poo. Then he collapsed at the back of his stable.

I called the vet and went back to him, he was throwing himself round the stable but couldnt get up, it seemed like his back end could not support him and he came over the top of me when I went to try and calm him. Eventualy he ended up in the corner near the haybar and he calmed. Mum arrived and stood with me stroking his neck.

Vet arrived examined him and then said there was no other option.
We decided to have him PTS
RIP Rian, May you have be pain free and go to enjoy annoying stan on the rainbow bridge!



appologies if my spelling is crap, i am in no fit state to be spellchecking

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post #2 of 21 Old 12-16-2010, 04:38 PM
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I am so sorry..

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post #3 of 21 Old 12-16-2010, 04:41 PM
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I'm so sorry Faye for you, your sister, and mom. He was a beautiful boy, my heart goes out to you all.
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post #4 of 21 Old 12-16-2010, 04:44 PM
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What a gorgeous boy. I'm sorry you had to go through that, but you did the right thing for him. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts.

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post #5 of 21 Old 12-16-2010, 04:48 PM
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So so sorry Faye. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.
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post #6 of 21 Old 12-16-2010, 04:51 PM
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That's rough, so sorry you had to experience that today. In my prayers xxx
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post #7 of 21 Old 12-16-2010, 04:54 PM
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I'm so sorry for your loss. However, you absolutely made the right decision. xxxx
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post #8 of 21 Old 12-16-2010, 05:17 PM
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I'm sorry :( You gave him the greatest gift you could... a pain-free exit. He's grateful, I'm sure.

Godspeed, Rian.

I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts

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post #9 of 21 Old 12-16-2010, 05:34 PM
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He is one beautiful boy. I am so sorry for you and your family, and I will be thinking about you today. You gave him the best gift an owner can give their animal, the dignity of a pain free exit (to quote my beau as she put it best), and the love in your hearts to make that decision.
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post #10 of 21 Old 12-16-2010, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Stan took the decisionn out of my hands and I'm so glad that he did! I'm not sure what I would have done if I had seen stan go through what Rian did.

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