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[RC] barbaro - oddfarm

This horse is awfully young to not TRY. If he were older.....
We took in a horse that had white line/laminitis and had surgery etc,. After 4 months, it looked bleak at best and we put him down. But we had to TRY! He was only 4 years old. You never know how it MIGHT turn out until you TRY.
Everyone told us to put Money Pit down because of her eye infection.(Don't spend all that money!!!) Yeah, she lost most of her sight in that eye, but she can still go down the trail and live a normal life.
Our greyhound broke her back and twice they told us she would never walk, and twice she did just that. She lived to a ripe old age of 12 or so which is good for any large dog to begin with, let alone with 2 major back surgeries! We had a cat that supposedly had sinus cancer at 17 and were advised to put him down. He lived another 5 years, eating and napping and looking darn good, I might add.
You never know until you try. Quit trying to second guess the owner, trainer vet and family. We don't have a clue.
Some animal lovers have to make decisions based on money. Some don't. Some make decision based on feelings, others go with what the vet says. We all have to do what we think is right and just like with our human family members, it is really no one else's business. It is a very personal decision. Never an easy one, at that.
Lisa Salas, The Odd FArm