Owners suffer a sense of loss and need to be treated with respect and compassion after the death of a horse. An Alberta business aims to provide support to owners and horses.
It was time to let the horse go.
The owner and her husband met at the boarding facility near Water Valley, Alta., where the horse had lived its last years.
The owner said her goodbye. Blinded by tears, she walked into nearby woods, trailed by her husband who was offering comfort.
When she came back, the veterinarian had administered the lethal injection and the horse was dead.