Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: west palm beach, fl
I love my horses like family and would be devastated if anything happened to one of them, but I'd never let that stop me from owning them. They make my life so much brighter and I couldn't imagine a day without them. Not getting to give Annie kisses every morning, or scratch Toby's ears before dinner would be a greater tragedy than not having them in my life at all. Not getting to see my daughter brush lovebug and giggle while he snuffles her head would break my heart, just as much as if he were to colic and pass on. Horses can be such a benefit to ones life, provided they have the time and finances to care for them.
I'm lucky, I have a great retirement plan for my horses. They'll go up to our 220 acre cow pasture when they can't be ridden anymore, and will live out the rest of their lives as pasture pets. They'll only be bothered to get their feet done, their teeth floated, they're shots, and lots of treats and love. They'll go out knowing they were loved , and if there get to where they can't comfortably be pasture pets, they'll be put down with their favorite food in their mouths and their best friends at their sides.
The death of a horse is sad, but it can be peaceful.