Horses, Colic

Re: Horses, Colic

PostBy: KLook On: Sun. Jun. 09, 2013 9:28 pm

Very sorry Flyer, I know they live a long time and people get very attached to them. I don't know squat about horses, just people that own them. Usually very passionate. Hope you find a another to fill the hole.

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Re: Horses, Colic

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun. Jun. 09, 2013 10:29 pm

Sorry on all that Dave. I know how it feels. Tough but compassionate decision.
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Re: Horses, Colic

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun. Jun. 09, 2013 11:12 pm

Thanks everyone. We feel he may have had some sort of tumor or cancer. After his last bout of colic he lost a lot of weight and we could not get it back on. He was 15 and never coliced till last year.
It will be tough now when out in the pasture. He would follow me around like a puppy and steal any tools I left on the ground for more than a minute. Shovels, cordless drill. He was incredible with my daughter. He payed close attention to where she was and knew where his feet were. Just an awesome horse. I would even throw the cat on his back once in a while. I am going to have a hard time with this one.
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Re: Horses, Colic

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun. Jun. 09, 2013 11:28 pm

Sorry to hear that, Dave. Sounds like you made the right decision - nothing worse than suffering. You did your best, and that's all we can do as caretakers of animals. Beautiful pastures you've got there - he certainly had a great life thanks to you. Take it easy.
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Re: Horses, Colic

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon. Jun. 10, 2013 4:25 am

awww man, Im sorry Dave :( Sounds like he had a pretty great owner and pretty great life ;) Time will heal and your daughter will have wonderful memories always...
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