And if you can't afford to have your horse humanely euthanized, you shouldn't own one.
its not that simple...
We had our gelding euthanized about 6 yrs ago...we trailered him to the vet and he was PTS. Thankfully the vet is a family friend, and he took care of the body for us.
We couldnt afford to have him buried on the ranch...his body was taken to the dump...does that make me a horrible person, does that make me and every other person who can't bury their horse curel and should we not be allowed to have them?
I love each and every one of my animals. But im not rich...i don't have a swimming pool full of money...
Heads up...on Oahu, you're not even ALLOWED to bury a horse. Theres a certain depth you have to get too and the lava rock here prevents that so these horses are hauled off to the dump too.
Anybody can afford a bullet and a gun to put their horse down if need be.
Don't judge a person on the decision to send the animal to sale, or to slaughter just because they can't dish out thousands of dollars to bury it.
The OP said she just looked into it and its $300 to euthanize so she's looking into it...
How about you hold off on the Noose and let her deal with the situation...putting an animal companion down isnt easy for ANYbody, and condemning her while she's trying to make a decision isnt helping.
Beau, don't worry about defending yourself. Don't worry about the judgements, and the ridicule you may face...spend time with your horse, don't stress, and try to make the best decision for both the horse and you.
No we may not know all the details, but we arent entitled to them. Its your decision to share more or not.