Monday, February 25, 2013
I'm in tears as I write this so I hope it makes sense. I finally got in touch with the draft rescue and they don't have room. She said that since he is healthy and safe that they would require an evaluation from a professional trainer before they could take him in (once they have room)... they normally take in neglected horses. I can't afford to send him to one of their trainers because I'm trying to build my house! I haven't even sold my old house yet.... I love Faran, but having a place to live kind of takes priority.
The part that really breaks my heart is she confirmed my worst fear... she said that draft horses that have fear based problems are rarely ever safe due to their sheer size, whereas a "spoiled" draft is easy to rehab... I'm totally butchering her words. Basically what she said is that he will always be a liability and if he ends up hurting someone, due to his size and good health that he will eventually end up in a slaughter house.... she suggested humanely euthanizing him.... it would probably be kinder for him in the long run.
So far I have been blessed that I've never had to have a horse euthanized, especially not a healthy horse..... making the decision to do that is so much harder than I could ever have guessed. It's so hard to give up on a perfectly healthy twelve year old horse..... I just wish I knew someone with a hundred acres that could put him out to pasture and just let him live out his life in peace....
Anyway I don't know what Faran's fate is right now. I have to think about things a while.... and probably cry some more. Thank you all for your kind comments. I really appreciate them. You guys are the best!!