Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Western Australia
Have you experienced anything like this?
Sorry for the vague title I wasn't sure how to title it.
As some of you may know we recently lost one of our horses, Trojan. He had a pre-existing spinal injury that was rapidly getting worse, so the decision was made to let him go before the pain got too bad.
Now a little bit of back story here. Approximately 10 months ago I brought home a 20 y/o Standardbred gelding (21 now) who was in a bad situation. I wormed him, had his feet done and gave him some groceries, pretty much gave him a new lease on life. He had been sassy and happy ever since.
One of the first things he did when I introduced him to the herd, was buddy up with Trojan. Those 2 went absolutely everywhere together, (on one occasion even busting out of the paddock together and running rampant on the neighbours property).
Ever since Trojan has been gone though, it seems Kody is going downhill fast. His arthritis is taking hold, he's grumpy and 2 days ago pulled up lame on his right front leg. It seems that without Trojan, he is getting old really fast. I am worried that we are going to lose him soon too.
I guess my long winded ramble is really just leading up to this. Have any of you ever had a horse that went down hill after losing their buddy? What was the outcome?
Trojan 09.11.02 - 26.10.10 // Kody 01.09.89-25.06.12 // Rex 05.11.95-21.12.12