Buzzards will take care of the remains pretty quick, and it's free too. I don't see the need to spend a fortune on a backhoe and a burial for a horse.
When a horse is elderly and loses muscle tone and can no longer hold weight - it should be put down? Is it suffering or does it not please you to look at it anymore? From the photograph, the horse has an appetite...
They have 65+ acres to bury the animal on. Pull the plug on the animal and rent a backhoe and bury the animal. Be sure to dig it deep enough so the wild animals will not dig it up and try to eat it. I have done it before and it is quite easy to complete. I feel bad for the horses. I don't want to see any animal put down. But when it needs to be done it needs to be done.
Mrs Ed here looks almost as bad as some of those gals working Juan Linn St. corners.
My heart goes out to the owners. It cost a lot of money to euthanize a horse and dispose of it. If you bury it, you have to find a place that does not have restrictions. You cant burn it because of the burn ban and some people would consider it cruel. You cant throw it away ITS A FREAKING HORSE. You dont have much resorces to dispose a horse.