Beau was doing well. Then in one day, he couldn't put any weight on his back left hoof that was in laminitis, or hopefully recovering. I didn't know what was happening or why. I thought the coffin bone was turning more and this is what was causing his pain. The next morning, the 10 banamine, and 2 bute didn't seem to comfort him. I looked at his back left hoof and their was a secretion coming out of the coronary band that is right below his furt that connects to his hoof. In the horse world, this is called an abscess. They happen often. What I didn't know, was what would happen so soon in the afternoon. The abscess in this hoof broke the skin all of the way across his coronary band in the front of his hoof. This meant (I learned later) that his hoof would then slough off. Fall off if you will. Beau was in the first time in seven months in severe pain. He had sweat above his eyes and below. There was no way in the entire world that I would let him be in any ANY
ANY ANY ANY pain. My vet, Dr. Michael Brown came and I said, this was the time. Beau didn't run, he just stood. His eyes were no longer bright. I couldn't stand it. He had never been like this before with his will to live. I would not have my horse in pain. Dr. Brown administered the sedation, and then, the injection to let him sleep. Beau, fell silently to the ground. He was instantly in heaven. Dr. B. said he has never seen a horse pass so quickly. Oh, he did, because he had new care takers waiting!!!! Beau was one amazing horse. Even in all of his pain he would accept all medicine, and handling of his feet in the pain. I hate, hate, that he is no longer of this world, but, he is safe, and in no pain. Right after he passed away, all of the strain, the sweat, was just GONE from his face. It was amazing. So, below, see the beautiful interaction of his friend Nugget. Nugget in the first clip is a bit upset with Beau at the end. But, then you will see his pawing on Beau's grave, and then coming back to roll.
A good ending to help me.
Thank you for all of your replies on FB.
Means a lot.
Beau was an exceptional horse, and God knows, he is lucky that he has him.
God also knows, that I was lucky to ha
Below, is a video of a few days ago when Beau came up to his friend at the fence line and touched noses. He had a bit of trouble at this point walking, but they connected.
Below, is after Beau was laid to rest. I then let Nugget out of the arena adjacent to this. He then galloped and whinnied. He then came back to the ground where Beau was. You can see him pawing. He then took off in another gallop.
In the below video, Nugget returns to his friend's Beau's grave site. He lies down, and rolls on his grave.
He then, is alright.