Gone but not Forgotten
Making the Difficult Choice
Horses we love remain with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved horse is gone.
Guidelines for Euthanasia
Choosing euthanasia is always a difficult decision to make. However, sometimes it is the most compassionate action to take. When Triple H is faced with this decision, we visit with a vet and farrier to get their opinions as well. It's helpful to consider these questions when faced with a euthanasia decision.
- Does the horse have chronic pain?
- Is there chronic or severe lameness?
- Has there been or is there a severe injury?
- Does or will the horse have a good quality of life?
- Is the horse dangerous to itself or others?
- Is the horse's pain curable?
- What are the financial responsibilities for the horse?
- Is the horse adoptable?
LEROY WAS QUITE A BOY DESPITE HIS STRIFE
HE WAS TALL AND STRONG AT ONE TIME IN HIS LIFE
SO UNFAIR TO BE LEFT STARVING, INJURED AND SAD
I KNOW FOR A FACT IT MADE MANY OF US BURNING MAD!
HE WAS TAKEN...
WHITE SOCKS ONLY GOING ON THREE
NEVER GOT A CHANCE TO RUN HEALTHY AND FREE
BOUGHT AT ACUTION ONLY TO MOVE TO A PLACE MUCH WORSE
STARVED AND INJURED, IT MUST BE A CURSE!
WHO COULD DO THIS TO A HORSE SO INNOCENT...
Trying to gain the weight that he would need
Kristi tried hard but had no time to succeed
You see Murphy passed away today
It was not here in this life we was supposed to stay
He is now in heaven where he is...
Belle is a 42 inch mare. Her age is unknown but we are guessing 12 plus years. She is very friendly and came in with Flashy and Asia. She is a great looking sorrel with a flaxen mane and tail. She...
Asia arrived with Flashy and Belle, thin and foundered. She is also 42 inches and very nice. She will need months of rehab before she can begin her quest for her new home. She is very quiet and nice. Her age...
Trixie is a 11 year old mare who arrived with her 6 year old daughter. She has foundered in the past but is doing fine. She will not be able to have grass anymore but grass hay would be perfect. she...
Bullet was found October 18th in abandoned in a ditch by some passers-by. He was taken in and we were called to help. He had a severe injury to his front knee and horrible back feet as well as an abscess...
OK, OK, I said I would not take "BIG" horses. We are a MINI rescue. Well, famous last words. This is Charlie. Charlie is a LARGE 9 year old Quarter Horse/Morgan gelding. He was donated to the rescue by a woman...
Liberty was a 17 year old miniature mare that came in from another rescue. She was in a lot of pain and had severe founder. To make matters worse, she had a 2 month old foal. We loved Freida, the foal,...
Mazie is a 10+ year old mare that came in with 9 other minis. They were are badly neglected. Some are starving, most have the worst feet I have seen and the recovery process will be at least a year for...
Nothing should be expected to give birth in the snow It should be a June evening where gentle winds blow.
Who would let this happen? What a waste Not even a breath of fresh air did he taste.
I waited and waited...
She had pain in her eyes and a yearning in her heart,
To just be pain free and have a brand new fresh start.
We granted that wish for Rita today
We laid her to rest, our beautiful bay.
Wolfgang came in with a group of 14 minis came from a Paris, Arkansas puppy mill seizure. They are all in need of food and hoof care. They are covered in ticks, lice and worms and will need extensive care for...
A huge old man and the very best
Now sadly had to be laid to rest
At first I was angry and very mad
Then took to crying and became very sad
It was after all the tears subsided
I finally realized and then decided
Ash was a severely neglected Thoroughbred gelding. Approx 12 years old. He has had surgery at some point on his left back stifle and may not be ridable, it is too soon to tell the vet said. He needs to gain...
Rita is a 12 year old mare. She is very nice and has given rides to small children.
Rita, Rita full of beauty,ita, Rita full of beauty,
She really was a small brown beauty.
She came to us lame and we just...
Somewhere in time’s own space,
there must be some sweet pastured place,
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow,
some paradise where the horses go:
For, by the love that guides my pen,
I know great horses live again.
Arriving so young but with an old broken back
IT was personality Sary did not lack.
Our beautiful little paint
Almost seemed like a saint.
The vet said what a miracle she really was
As run and walk and care she still does.