Originally Posted by ThirteenAcres
That was my view on it. Maybe I could help find them homes and certainly would know what kind of care and training they'd need to find good homes.
I really hope they went to a good, honest home. This won't leve my mind for a while.
Sometimes I think I'm just TOO soft hearted for horses. Haha. I'd save them all if I could.
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^ just taking with husband about same, but in regard to rescue horses of various ages/circumstances.
We love all animals deeply, and are quite realistic about the life if an animal..we both agree that if being PTS is necessary, due to immense suffering or ridiculous lengths to travel to make the animal "well" again, we would find it more humane to end their pain right then and there...
However, horses being working creatures (just as humans SHOULD BE-another topic for another thread!
) in addition to being beloved family members and pets..., a horse DESERVES a "retirement" period, during which to truly ENJOY his or her Golden Years-free from work/responsibility, just filled with fun and interesting "horsey stuff"...playing with herd-mates, ambling trail rides to stimulate their minds, lots and lots of grooming, being loved on, and healthy, non-fattening treats! Etc...)
If the horse is not ill beyond "reasonable" treatment modalities, and has a will/desire to live once in "old-age"; the animal should, in OUR opinion, be given "free-time" in life, at the end if it must be, just to be a HORSE!
I know this sounds way off topic, but I guess it came from the comment you made about having a big heart, doing the right thing by these babies which led to me thinking about the talk hubs & I shared about the elder horses, and the reasons for such, specific to horses.
Having a big heart sure can HURT SOMETIMES, but personally, I'd take that pain ANY DAY over the grossness of having a small one, you know, Thirteen?