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Why Can’t a Horse Live With Three Legs or Fix a Broken One?

My friend euthanized his horse after its leg broke during a race. We knew the horse well, and it was a favorite of my grandson’s. He immediately asked why they couldn’t fix his broken leg or let the horse live with three legs. Horses can’t live with three legs because their massive weight needs to …

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Why Are Horses Euthanized (Killed) When They Break a Leg?

Why does a horse’s broken leg lead to its euthanization?” As a long-time racehorse owner, I have faced the heart-wrenching decision of euthanizing horses due to leg injuries more times than I care to remember. This stark reality prompts a lingering question: Why does a horse’s broken leg lead to its euthanization? Contrary to what …

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Are Racehorse Deaths on the Rise? Stats Don’t Lie!

Recently there has been a rash of horse deaths on the major horse racing tracks in the United States. The news of the racehorse deaths made me wonder, are racehorse deaths on the rise? Racehorse deaths aren’t on the rise in the United States but quite the opposite. In the U.S., in 2019, 441 Thoroughbred …

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