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    How incredibly sad and horrible for your friend. ...

    How incredibly sad and horrible for your friend. I can't even imagine her pain and frustration! What is wrong with people!!

    No words to offer that can make this better, but know that I am...
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    Watching horses process death

    I know many of us are dealing with the passing of our horses and I wanted to share a beautiful experience that I have not witnessed before.

    I've had to put down my fair share of horses, but it was...
  3. I am so incredibly sorry....and I share your...

    I am so incredibly sorry....and I share your pain.

    We put down DHs heart horse a week ago today, due to exactly the same situation as yours. He was on a gram of bute a day, was loosing weight...
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    It's done. Thankful for a gentle passing and...

    It's done. Thankful for a gentle passing and being able to hold it together for him and DD in the end. She couldn't be there and I get that. We elected to do it in his field with no change in...
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    I'm so sorry for all of you that are walking this...

    I'm so sorry for all of you that are walking this path or have had to do this recently. We made the decision for next Tuesday. We know that he is not himself any longer and is not comfortable,...
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    I can't thank you all enough. We are working...

    I can't thank you all enough. We are working through the process day by day and are getting to a "date" stage. He's so darn bright and full of himself that it makes it so freakin' hard. She...
  7. KR you deserve this!! Wishing you many, many...

    KR you deserve this!! Wishing you many, many happy rides and time together!! You are blessed and so is Cash to have found you!

    :tickled_pink:
  8. Jingles from PA! Hoping Matt is doing better...

    Jingles from PA! Hoping Matt is doing better this morning!!
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    Wow, thank you all for your kind words and...

    Wow, thank you all for your kind words and compassion. We talked last night and she knows. She just needs a few days to come to grips with the idea. As we were putting a boot on him last night, he...
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    Thanks everyone! I know this, as a life long...

    Thanks everyone! I know this, as a life long horse person and it still isn't any easier. The vet comes out on the 14th for fall boosters and I'm going to talk to her about it then. DD's birthday...
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    I guess that's the point. I have my old man of...

    I guess that's the point. I have my old man of 28 and I know his time is coming. I've prepared myself for that but when it's your child, no matter how old they are, I can't think about the pain she...
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    Thanks all - especially beowulf. She's a grown...

    Thanks all - especially beowulf.

    She's a grown woman of 30, but that doesn't make it any easier. This is her love and he got her through some pretty rough times through her teens and twenties. ...
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    Need strength & wisdom...

    I need to have a discussion with DD about her 20yo OTTB. About six years ago he had a pastern arthrodesis done and was actually rideable for a few years after. He's been completely retired for the...
  14. I took my two older ones (both 16) home to...

    I took my two older ones (both 16) home to "retire" when we got two new barn babies to take their place. They find all kinds of great places to stay warm and out of the cold. With the horses in the...
  15. He's beautiful!! Congratulations to you and...

    He's beautiful!!

    Congratulations to you and welcome home Cash!!
  16. That's awesome and congratulations!! So happy...

    That's awesome and congratulations!!

    So happy for you and Mr. Cupcake!

    Blessings on your new home, farm and all those living there! May you have nothing but peace, good health and many happy...
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    Oh no, I'm so sorry. I think it's when you see...

    Oh no, I'm so sorry. I think it's when you see the spark leave their eye and there is no reaction to things that once brought them joy. You know your boy and I trust that you will definitely "know"...
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    My boarders are fed according to need. Air ferns...

    My boarders are fed according to need. Air ferns get a handful of grain (to not feel left out at feeding time) and others get as much as four quarts of grain/beet pulp etc. Some also get...
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