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post #21 of 35 Old 01-15-2010, 11:03 AM
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I knew a one-eyed horse back at my old farm. He was a Morgan named Ethan, he got kicked in the face also and it got infected. He ended up being one of my favorites and one of the best lesson horses. He's still around, I think he's in his late 20's and retired now. Save him if you can, I wish I could help you! I'm praying for you also
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post #22 of 35 Old 01-15-2010, 11:07 AM
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If assuming he can not jump after having an eye removed is part of the decision making process do not let it factor in.

There are tons of one eyed horses. The vast majority of them go on to lead perfectly productive lives. Might he not be able to jump afterward? True. But more than likely once he is acclimated to one eye he will be fine.
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post #23 of 35 Old 01-15-2010, 11:23 AM
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Just a suggestion but if money is the main factor in this decision, you have a couple options... (Not everyone has $4000 in their bank accounts). You can call several facilities obviously for other opinions. Also if there is an equine college nearby they may do it really cheap. Otherwise you can call a local rescue facility but if you give him to the facility he is no longer your pony and will be adopted out when he is well again.

Just wanted to offer choices, this is a huge decision and I'm sorry that you have to make it.

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post #24 of 35 Old 01-15-2010, 02:30 PM
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I'm soooo sorry. That's always horrible news to get. :[ :[
I know how you feel, Robbie almost died due to colic. It was either pay $12,000 for colic surgery or put him down. Thank God we have insurance on him and we would've only payed $500 for surgery, but he miraculously recovered.

I take it you don't have inurance on your boy? I highly suggest to every horse owner to get insurance....just in case incidents like this happen. It's only a couple hundred dollards a year and that's much better than forking out a couple grand in case they get hurt.

What vet did you contact about how much money it would be to remove his eye? The vet's around here would not charge anything over $2,000...so them saying it would cost $4,000 is rediculous! Like everybody else said, get a second opinion!


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big hugs to you and JJ, try asking around for the eye removal $4000 is a lot!, let us know how it goes xxx ;(

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post #26 of 35 Old 01-15-2010, 02:52 PM
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My friend had a horse blind in one eye. He was a handful- but that was because of training issues. You would never know he was impaired unless someone told you.

I personally would pay $4000 for my mare, IF I got a few different opinions and that was the going rate. But I also have the money to spend, in an emergency fun, for things like that.
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post #27 of 35 Old 01-15-2010, 02:55 PM
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I take it you don't have inurance on your boy? I highly suggest to every horse owner to get insurance....just in case incidents like this happen. It's only a couple hundred dollards a year and that's much better than forking out a couple grand in case they get hurt.
Really?
Last time I got a quote on major medical it was more than that.
Plain mortality was more than that.
And they frequently do not cover aged horses (their cut off is 15yo).
And once something is covered they do not cover things relating to that for several years, so it is not a totally fool proof thing.
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post #28 of 35 Old 01-15-2010, 03:01 PM
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Its about $1200+ for my two horses, when I got a quote. Id rather save that money and used it for an actual emergency.
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Silly, that is closer to what I remember the quote being too.
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post #30 of 35 Old 01-15-2010, 03:07 PM
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Thats actually a quote for my two unrideable horses. One is about 10 months and the other is pasture sound. My biggest expenses are treating my mares navicular, since its preexisting it isnt even covered.
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