Great tribute to Beau.
And not every horse that gets severe arthritis is because they are "used up" My 5 year old, who I've rode a total of 5 times, has SEVERE arthritis and bone degenerating due to a well placed kick. She's on IM injections, oral supplements and I may never be able to ride her. So...sh*t happens.
I for one, am all for putting a horse in chronic pain down. When a horse can barely walk and is always uncomfortable, its time. You made the right choice.
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