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Apr 05

Posts: 2

Jenn says:

Life after you

I want to ask everyone their opinion and thoughts on what they would like to happen to their equines if they out live you.  Morbid I know but it's something I have been thinking about.

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Jul 10

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Re: Life after you

 For my mum (his granmother) to take wonderful care of him. I would hope someone would keep riding him because he is so much fun, he enjoys it so much. But my mum knows how particular I am about who rides him. I have one friend who has ridden him a couple of times before and loved him so maybe she would come and ride him sometime.. AGH GOD. Sad subject! 

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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Apr 05

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rhapsody says:

Re: Life after you

We had to make wills when we bought our house, and that was when we realised we would have to make provisions for them.  If I outlive my husband then I obviously keep them and vice versa, but if we are both gone that's where the problem is as neither of our families are horsey and our friends have enough of their own, so they will go to World Horse Welfare with a sizeable donation which will be met out of the sale of our house.

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Aug 10

Posts: 5196

kevinhiatt says:

Re: Life after you

Thats unfortunately a good question and we all should think seriously about, some lady I know had her horse pts at her demise which was a great shame. My Son and soon to be wife are both horse  people and both more than capable, my family if no accidents have to live and be a pain in the bum way into their 90's so sorry everyone you have another 30 odd years of me. The reason I am led to believe why we get so ancient is due to most have very low blood pressure which means don't get up too quickly as at times the ground is hard.

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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Mar 09

Posts: 3438

Micki says:

Re: Life after you

If my partner out lives me he will keep them going and help my daughter to look after them. My daughter would take over looking after them as one of them is hers and she would be able to look after and ride Sky. Danser is retired so just needs caring for which she would do. I know my horses would be well cared for between them .

. .A horse is a thing of such beauty. . .none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor. ~Xenophon

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May 11

Posts: 126

Icebunny says:

Re: Life after you

i have never really thought about this and its kind of a major co-incidence  that yesterday somone who i used to work with who was seemingly fit and healthy collapsed and died aged 36!!!!   Doesnt bear thinking about.

Bootz is almost 3 now and my friend pointed out not long ago that he could be (if i dont sell him and nothing awful happens) my horse for life (well until i retire) as Im 30 now.  We will both be getting old and stiff at the same time - lol. 

I am not sure what would happen to him if anything happened, my oh is not at all horsey.  He is kept at a lovely yard where the YO as taken on almost all of her horses due to owners not being able to afford them or them being abandoned etc  and they are very well cared for. (She has about 30 currently).  It makes me laugh as there is a whole stable block which we call the geriatric unit as all the horses are over 30 and still going strong.   I would hope she would take my boy on and if he was still young enough to be ridden etc loan him out to someone suitable but keep him on the same yard.


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Jun 09

Posts: 818

Re: Life after you

This is not Morbid Jenn, just very practical - I think once you're "older" you do think about this. I made my Will years ago and asked my family to respect my wishes over the horses - they were upset at my decisions but understood my reasons, and as they are not horsey I wouldn't wish the responsibility on to them - so here goes:

ZZ is to be PTS by injection and cremated with the ashes returned to the family. My reason was because she is truely "my" horse and all her little health problems it would be kinder for her and easier for my family to let her go.

Anya is also to be PTS by injection and again the ashes come back to the family - she again has health issues and as her and ZZ are absolute best friends it would kinder for them to go together - I should say I have asked that both are sedated so are not aware of what is happening.

Welshie, because she has a fire in her belly and is a survivor and that much younger than the others  I have asked that she be found a home where she can be happy and will be loved.

My final wish is that mine and the mares ashes be scattered together at home so we can always be together.  I had always said since I first got ZZ if anything happened to me I wanted her to pts I used to joke and say we could be cremated together I wouldn't mind!

There is no greater gift than to share time with a creature of such beauty - The Horse.

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Jan 10

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Tommytank says:

Re: Life after you

 When I got Tommy he was 4 and I was 36 so I figured we would grow old and crotchety together, by the time i wanted to have a steady plod round the block so would he.  I'm not planning on popping off yet for a few years but if anything happened to me I would like him to go back to the girl I bought him off to live out his remaining years.   Buttons may well out live me as shetlands can go on forever, he really belongs to my daughter so hopefully she would be settled in life and able to care for him.

Rhodri I hope my family would find him a home where he will be loved as much as he is by me.

I have considered finding a retirement charity to donate to every month in exchange for reassurance they will have somewhere to go if anything happened to me.

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Mar 10

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greyandbay says:

Re: Life after you

If anything happened to me then OH would still do some of it, but I think he'd have to pay someone to help him.

If we both popped off together, then daughter would have enough money from our life isurances to look after them, which I know she'd want to do anyway.

Bracken is ours, and is at least 22 maybe more - cobs don't live to a great old age, but I'd like to know that she could continue living out her days in our field.

Monty is only on loan from his rescue centre, but she'd still keep him, I know, as he's one of us.

Fate and Captain would probably stay, I don't know, but they're not ours as such - not sure about them really.

I'm getting choked up just thinking about it all

The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man - Winston Churchill

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