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I read an article awhile back about composting. I might try it if the need arises.
2/4/2013 9:56:04 PM
6 ft under where God intended.
2/4/2013 9:40:46 PM
Have used disposal service when secon horse died; first horse was buried on the property.
2/4/2013 5:54:43 PM
unless I could bury him some othe place but right now at my place.
2/4/2013 5:43:20 PM
Both burial and cremation dependent on time of year are available on property, as well as donation t
2/4/2013 5:39:10 PM
Can have horse cremated and ashes returned to me.
2/4/2013 4:52:55 PM
In northern Minnesota, mushers (people who have teams of sled dogs) want the bodies for dog food.
2/4/2013 4:34:31 PM
coyote food, rural land
2/4/2013 1:42:20 PM
It used to be that an old horse was humanely put down at a kennel providing food the hounds.
2/4/2013 11:49:44 AM
Donate to local animal preserve for feeding big cats since we can no longer donate to the zoo.
2/4/2013 11:03:16 AM
2/3/2013 11:28:57 PM
when burying livestock on private property, get your vet's recommendation on burial requirements.
2/2/2013 8:42:08 PM
We have 11 acres and just buried our old guy last week.
2/2/2013 12:44:15 PM
have buried on my place-43 acres rural
2/2/2013 9:40:25 AM
If they die of an accident or colic, I just put them out where the coyotes and buzzards can eat them
2/2/2013 8:46:01 AM
trainer allows burial on her farm
2/1/2013 6:00:53 PM
I have a pet cemetery on my property for horses, dogs, cats & birds.
2/1/2013 2:46:04 PM
Have used cremation before and will do so again
2/1/2013 11:52:43 AM
depending if there are drugs in its system, we put them out for the valtures.
2/1/2013 3:29:00 AM
Can and WILL bury on my property.
2/1/2013 12:11:52 AM
buried on the ranch over looking the pastures.
1/31/2013 10:51:13 PM
Burying on my property would be first choice weather permitting
1/31/2013 10:43:08 PM
ahve used disposal and I hatedt it. looking into saving for creamation
1/31/2013 8:34:58 PM
Water table too high to bury
1/31/2013 7:24:43 PM
1/31/2013 6:40:45 PM
I haven't given it any thought!
1/31/2013 5:05:29 PM
Just had to do this last year.
1/31/2013 5:03:33 PM
I'm so glad I cremated my horse when she died. Her death was too soon and I was not ready to let go.
1/31/2013 11:33:19 AM
Have place to bury on friends property
1/31/2013 7:45:41 AM
would bury or cremate if I had my own horse property but I board
1/30/2013 11:54:58 PM
Alaska: If she dies medicine free it's the dog mushers, if not its a disposal service..
1/30/2013 11:36:25 PM
I have done both burying and disposal service. Depending on the circumstance.....
1/30/2013 10:09:48 PM
USE SERVICE AND/OR BURY ON PROPERTY
1/30/2013 7:14:40 PM
I can't bury where I board.
1/30/2013 6:23:16 PM
If I had a tractor and land, I would bury my beloved horse, but I don't.
1/30/2013 5:31:00 PM
Circle of life. Out in the woods for the coyotes.
1/30/2013 5:06:57 PM
I would also send soem individuals to humane processing.
1/30/2013 2:52:57 PM
We keep our horses on a 70 acre property, we have buried 4 there over the years.
1/30/2013 2:49:41 PM
have to haul to local dump
1/30/2013 2:45:45 PM
When we sell we laugh at how future owners will think they found an Indian Burial Ground
1/30/2013 2:20:03 PM
I have one I will be cremating, the rest will probably be buried on the property.
1/30/2013 1:56:21 PM
Also have the option for cremation at a reasonable rate.
1/30/2013 1:18:13 PM
we have a local game farm that will pick up the carcess as long as the animal was not euthanized
1/30/2013 11:24:09 AM
Can also bury on my property
1/30/2013 11:23:19 AM
I'm not sure what I would.
1/30/2013 11:19:21 AM
All of my treasured old-timers are buried next to their pasture.
1/30/2013 11:18:01 AM
Try to find an animal shelter, zoo, etc. to utilize meat to needy numbers being euthanized.
1/30/2013 10:38:05 AM
have one horse buried here, 3 living ages 34, 31, 27. Plan to compost if "anything happens"
1/30/2013 9:45:40 AM
We have a local service that will cremate and bury in their cemetary or return the ashes to you.
1/30/2013 7:54:10 AM
I have had horses buried on the property but that would most likely be unavailable where I am now.
1/30/2013 7:39:35 AM
We toss sunflower seeds over mound (weather permitting) for plants.
1/30/2013 7:31:57 AM
Expensive, however, I do not want to see my horse's body be removed by a disposal company...No Way!
1/30/2013 4:03:39 AM
We have composted a smaller horse and a pony with very good results.
1/30/2013 12:27:48 AM
Service picks up the body, then takes it for burial-local landfill set aside an area for lg animals
1/29/2013 11:27:57 PM
I don't know! Cremation is awfully expensive-may end up with disposal service.
1/29/2013 10:40:06 PM
My county has guidelines for burying on your own property, thankfully
1/29/2013 10:32:17 PM
I have spots picked for both horses @ favorite spots to rest.
1/29/2013 10:27:25 PM
friend let me bury elderly horse on her property, where the horse lived
1/29/2013 10:21:42 PM
1/29/2013 9:31:48 PM
our own cemetery
1/29/2013 8:56:38 PM
Located in a very rural area with no restrictions so have been able to bury 4 of my old friends
1/29/2013 8:32:24 PM
We live on clay, so burial is impossible in summer, or in a Michigan winter.
1/29/2013 8:27:04 PM
they are part of my family so they will be buried at home
1/29/2013 8:14:42 PM
praise the lord i can keep my friend in the pasture she loves!
1/29/2013 8:07:15 PM
Just pray no one passes in winter when ground is hard!
1/29/2013 7:56:41 PM
Our "girls" will always be here with us.
1/29/2013 7:40:43 PM
Buried at a pet cemetery in a neighboring town.
1/29/2013 7:38:03 PM
If I am not able to bury I would like to creamate if there is a facility in my area
1/29/2013 7:35:11 PM
Our local landfill will take deceased livestock for .25/lb. Cannot bury on rocky property.
1/29/2013 7:26:41 PM
I'm so thankful that I'm able to bury my animals on my property.
1/29/2013 6:56:16 PM
would bury if it was an option for me.
1/29/2013 6:36:29 PM
will bury on property.
1/29/2013 6:28:16 PM
ashes are buried on our property
1/29/2013 6:06:02 PM
can't bury on my own property but will at a friend's
1/29/2013 5:53:36 PM
Will use local land fill area specifically for animals
1/29/2013 5:49:07 PM
There is a pet cemetery we use.
1/29/2013 5:37:32 PM
Good neighbor with a backhoe came to help.
1/29/2013 5:23:08 PM
Have also used disposal service when burial serivce is unavailable in reasonable time
1/29/2013 5:21:14 PM
Normally we composte, but special horses are afforded burial on our property
1/29/2013 5:07:27 PM
Compassionate composting or cremation at vet school
1/29/2013 5:00:49 PM
Donate to vet, massage or osteopathy school for dissections and practicals
1/29/2013 4:53:21 PM
1/29/2013 4:26:27 PM
illegal to bury here service puts them in a town dump but only option
1/29/2013 2:43:27 PM
afterr my vet has euthanased
1/29/2013 1:34:50 PM
Have an equine crematorium not too far away, reasonably priced, caring.
1/29/2013 12:18:26 PM
It always depends if it's a personal horse or a boarder's animal
1/29/2013 11:14:50 AM
Whichever is cheaper, Cremation or burial
1/29/2013 9:11:08 AM
If I have property by then I'd like to bury; otherwise I'll likely cremate.
1/29/2013 7:50:13 AM
backhoe solution with vet in attendence
1/29/2013 12:37:27 AM
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