Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
I'm sorry for your loss, but amputation wouldn't have been an option, so don't beat yourself up over an impossible 'could have'.
Horses don't do well with prosthetics, and they're not like dogs or cats, who can do just fine on three legs. Not to mention the money you would have poured into him to keep him from foundering on his remaining feet.
You did the best, kindest thing by letting him go. A leg 'almost hanging off' is absolutely a death sentence for a horse.
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