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post #11 of 26 Old 10-05-2011, 02:45 PM
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I agree Equilove. Also, its not noted if the horse was injured during the event. Very sad but my fiance tells me 'if your horse kills you, im getting my gun and shooting it"

Of course, its said with sarcasm but I cant imagine a family having to care for/sell the horse that killed their loved one.
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post #12 of 26 Old 10-05-2011, 02:55 PM
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Thats a good point, in the report it says the horse was kicking alot maybe it hurt itself as well.

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post #13 of 26 Old 10-05-2011, 04:31 PM
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From what I understand this womans horses were her life and she would not have wanted the horse put down so I am not sure why they did.
I would imagine because no one else would want the horse?
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post #14 of 26 Old 10-05-2011, 04:51 PM
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Agreed. A horse with a kicking problem would be difficult to sell. Imagine the grief it would cause the family if the horse had been sold instead of euthanized and wound up killing someone else?
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I agree Equilove. Also, its not noted if the horse was injured during the event. Very sad but my fiance tells me 'if your horse kills you, im getting my gun and shooting it"
This made me laugh
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post #16 of 26 Old 10-05-2011, 07:52 PM
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So if your 5-yr old picks up a gun and shoots your wife, you kill the kid? I know plenty of people who would take a horse that was in the wrong place at the wrong time like that. My guess is that the horse was euthed in response to public opinion.
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So if your 5-yr old picks up a gun and shoots your wife, you kill the kid?.
That is an absolutely ridiculous analogy. How can you compare livestock to a child? The horse was dangerous and that was the best and safest course of action.
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post #18 of 26 Old 10-05-2011, 08:15 PM
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Maybe that was the wrong analogy.

Any horse can panic. If the horse was truly dangerous? Heck yeah, euth is the way to go. Being trampled in a freak accident...not so much. Maybe the horse was dangerous, maybe not. We have no way of knowing.

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post #19 of 26 Old 10-05-2011, 08:28 PM
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The lady wasn't trampled, she was kicked to death according to one of the news articles. There's a difference, in my mind, between being knocked down by a horse fleeing/bolting and being trampled in the process, versus being kicked at repeatedly until you sustain fatal injuries.

That having been said, I am sure that it was both an emotional response by the family members and in an abundance of caution, supported by law enforcement. Given that the horse had kicked her before, and this event was another kicking episode, to sell/give away this horse knowing its history, there would be clear liability if anyone ever got injured again. It would be just like a dog that bites being given 2 chances, right, and then it has to be put down.
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post #20 of 26 Old 10-12-2011, 04:26 PM
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Tragic loss. I wouldn't want them to put my horses down either if they "accidently" trampled me.. but if it's a habitual kicker... I really wouldn't want to, but think about it... if a dog attacks someone...what do they do? even if they are protecting their own, and/or never has hurt anyone before?
Sad situation regardless.

(sorry for repeat of above, I didn't read all of them first).
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