- January 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm #43437sean518Participant
Well, I’d posted previously about my 30 year old Belgian gelding falling on the ice and not being able to get up. On Wednesday, it happened again. I didn’t get home from work until late, and by that time my neighbor Sean had been over with his tractor to try and get him up again. We weren’t successful, and I made the decision to call the vet to put him down. He was cold and shivering, and I’m not at home four days a week, and with this horrible weather I knew it would just happen again and again and I didn’t want to put him through that. He was a sweet old guy, and he’d grown up and lived on our farm for almost all of his life. He went out still munching on some hay I’d brought out for him, he was a good eater. That empty stall in the barn is painful to see. He will be missed.January 27, 2012 at 5:58 pm #71740Cameron LittlejohnParticipant
So sorry to hear that, atleast you got to spend quite a bit of time with him and have some great memories. So sorry about the loss 🙁January 27, 2012 at 6:15 pm #71733near horseParticipant
My condolences Sean. It’s always a hard thing to say goodbye to an old friend.January 27, 2012 at 6:24 pm #71737BaystatetomParticipant
I think it is true that time heals all wounds. I hope time passes quickly for you.
~TomJanuary 28, 2012 at 12:51 am #71738AnonymousInactive
Sorry to hear about your friend you two were together along time and I`m sure have a lot of good memories.They will last forever
DaveJanuary 28, 2012 at 3:55 am #71739JayParticipant
Thinking of you. It’s never easy. Sounds like you did rightly. JayJanuary 28, 2012 at 2:17 pm #71735Tim HarriganParticipant
yeah, Sean, the empty stall, the empty halter, yoke or harness hanging on the wall. Nothing seems so lonely. But when you knew there was nothing more you could do it was the greatest act of kindness for an old friend. It was a bad day, but remember all the good ones. You did the right thing my friend.January 28, 2012 at 3:23 pm #71736Andy CarsonModerator
sorry for your loss, Sean.February 1, 2012 at 5:51 pm #71732PlowboyParticipant
Sorry to hear about your old boy. We had to put one of our older mares down a year ago last fall from complications of white horse melanoma. She was like family but she rests here on my farm. She worked the gardens and potato patch here in recent years so it is fitting she remain here. Her daughter is expecting a foal this summer to carry on the good natured bloodline we want to preserve.February 1, 2012 at 10:37 pm #71734Ed ThayerParticipant
Sorry to hear this Sean. You did the right thing and I am sure he is at peace.April 21, 2012 at 11:12 am #71741messki678Participant
ohhh..so sorry to hear this.
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