Originally Posted by Cowgirls Boots View Post
I'm not going to be bashed and made out to be some killer. Jesus...
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I don't think that is what the other posters are getting at, for the most part.
I think what they are saying is that you should decide what is best for the horse, not pass that responsibility down the road.
Does that make sense?
I may have some of this wrong since I've been reading on and off, but here's the gist:
1) the animal is not sound.
2) The animal is in pain.
3) The medications are expensive.
4) you are young, and paying for everything.
5) You cannot afford his meds, board AND vet emergencies
6) Even with the meds and farrier, the animal is still in pain, lord only knows how much.
So, if you cannot afford to keep him healthy and relatively pain free....I can see where the other posters are urging you to *consider* euthing him.
It's not that it's the only option, but in this economy, those people who can afford to have pasture pets have come close to their limits or are overlimit to what they can have. But your horse wouldn't just be a pasture ornament...he's in PAIN. He's expensive.
It is unlikely (not impossible but extremely unlikely) that you will find some generous being that will take him for the next 20 years of his PAINFILLED life, and keep him, as pain free as possible, given the cost of his meds.
Rescues are pretty full.
I'm not trying to be a jerk, and I don't think the other posters are. I think that you guys are sorta misreading eachother.
I think the OP is HOPING beyond hope that she can find a way that this young horse can live out his life, and she can move on the best way she can. But OP...I think the others are saying...sometimes, as an adult, things don't always end up nice. =(
If I'm wrong, I'm sorry, again, I've been reading here and there today to get out of packing...