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Resources: When Your Horse Dies

Plan ahead so you'll be prepared to deal with his remains once your horse's time has come.
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Several options exist for disposing of equine remains, though not all are available in all areas. Many factors influence your choice, including your personal preferences, local availability, land-use regulations, environmental concerns, and the expense. How and where your horse dies and whether he was chemically euthanized also will be factors.

Losing a horse is emotional. Don't let it also be the time that you must sort through options for disposing of his remains. | Photo by Jennifer Paulson

Losing a horse is emotional. Don't let it also be the time that you must sort through options for disposing of his remains. | Photo by Jennifer Paulson

Here are two resources that can help in your decision.

  1. eXtension's Horse Disposal Options
  2. HSUS Nationwide Listing of Euthanasia/Disposal Resources

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