That was a little quip, to make a point that I believe you have NO idea how dangerous this situation is, and yet you have the audacity to come onto a public forum as a new user with no credible reputation here and say we're all cruel for being realistic. I said that to prove a point, not because I actually want a horse to flip on you. I'm quite surprised you did not catch that. -- I have every idea how dangerous it is. Just because it has not happened does not mean I don't empathize. I've also nevr been shot, but I understand the dangers. I have been reared, bucked, kicked, I've had a horse trip and fall, and I have every comprhension of what dangers are involved when a horse flips over. Just because I'm "new" doesn't mean that I lack credibiliy. I've never seen you on this forum either, does that make you less credible?
How do you know the OP is credible? How do you know you are credible? How can you make a decision like this, without knowing the horse? How dare you accuse us of making a decision, when none of us have done anything but say "Yeah, we understand". Don't put words in our mouths. - Asking someone if they know they are credible is silly. I can ask you the same. I'm not making any decision. I have said mutiple times that every other option should be exhuasted before a decision to kill the horse should be made. It should have every chance to redeem itself. Or do you not believe in second chances? I'm sure you've never made a mistake. Take your own advice, and don't put words in my mouth. You have no more information about this animal than I do, and yet you assume that there is no possible way the horse is simply acting out of fear or pain.
Wow, that escalated quickly. You are completely overeacting. Do you feel that no horse, ever, should be put down? Do you feel that a rearer should NEVERbe put down? Please enlighten me... - Of course there are circumstances. Horses suffering or in severe pain should be put down. A habitual rearer? Perhaps. But, as of the OP, this horse is NOT a habitual rearer. It was a one-time occurance.
I'm just surprised to see so little effort among "horse lovers" to at least attempt to stand up for this animal. One occurance, one possible accident, does not mean that a horse should be put down. The situation for this horses actions could be totally explainable, and yet everyone wants to talk about what a dangerous horse this is. He could have been in danger himself, depending on the people that were around him. Maybe people should look at the glass half-full for a moment before they decide that murder is the best option.