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post #11 of 15 Old 10-11-2011, 08:35 PM
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not to "beat a dead horse" (sorry for the really bad pun) but its true, maybe it had a long lasting medical condition, or it could quite possibly have been something severe, maybe the horse colicked, was badly injured, had some kind of reaction to an allergy, theres thousands of reasons this horse could have been put down...
even if it was relatively healthy, if down the road a medical condition could be seriously debilitating, its better to put the horse down before it gets so bad the animal is in complete misery. and hate to be fatalistic and all but alot of people see horses as income. if a horse cant produce, or otherwise unable to carry its own weight then they will get rid of it.

dont come to hurried conclusions before you get all the facts. If youre new there and you dont personally know the person then you cant make a judement call on one persons beliefs and opinions. Did you ask the BO if she knew the reasons orf did you just ask her about the health? like i said it could have been a sudden fatal ilness, reaction, or injury that requires euthanasia... im not trying to be mean . . . i just think you need more info before you condemn this person as a bad person

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post #12 of 15 Old 10-11-2011, 09:12 PM
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I have to agree with the other posters. Don't jump to conclussions based on barn gossip, people like to talk and pass judgement based on virtually nothing.people also like to place blame on others for groundless reasons. To date I've been accused of abusing a horse and causing the death of another. The abuse had more grounds as a hit a horse that wouldn't stop rearing while on the ground, the other was absolutely ridiculous. People love gossip and unfortunately barns can be the worst for it. people do put down horses for reasons that you may not see as vital enough but without even knowing the whole story its ridiculous to assume that what she did was wrong. as others have said everyone views horses differently and what's right for you may not be right for another. Better to have the horse put down then sent to a home where they won't get the attention they need for whatever issue it is that the owner decided was too much for the horse to carry on. Don't pass judgement on others, just treat your horses as you see fit. Sometime you may have the oppurtunity to help a horse wih a death warrent and if you feel you can give that horse a good quality life then make them an offer. If you cannot give that horse a good life however then you have no right to judge. I do think people can be quick to put there horses down sometimes however... I just recently aqquired an Arabian mare (who I absolutely love love love) that was on its way to euthanasia as the owner said well she can't be bred and I've got another horse coming "you have to put good money before bad money" is what she told me. Other than the fact that her ovaries are too small she is absolutely perfectly healthy and just the sweetest in your pocket mare. Well to me she's good money. That being said I don't really blame her, many many horses go to slaughter or are left to starve. Those are the horses we should be sad for.
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post #13 of 15 Old 10-12-2011, 01:43 PM
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Why don't you ask the owner what happened? I'd be shocked too, if a seemingly healthy horse was put down out of the blue. But you really don't know what happened and barn gossip is the worst possible source of information. Before you get any more upset, I think you should go right to the owner and ask about it. There must have been some reason for it.

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post #14 of 15 Old 10-14-2011, 12:27 AM
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Ask the owner in a non-judgemental sort of way: "Gosh, I heard about your mare having to be put down & I'm so sorry. I really miss seeing her. What happened?" Then maybe she will give you a reasonable explanation & maybe not. After that, you can form opinions about the owner. I'd love to hear what she says, by the way.
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post #15 of 15 Old 10-14-2011, 06:42 PM
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Yes please do ask the owner before you judge this women =/ That's really not fair to her.
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