Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
• Horses: 0
Right now I am really spittin' nails because I lost a lengthy post twice and I would like to wrap my hands around the owner of that Morgan mare's neck.
Even though my TWH has never had abscesses, he did founder so bad, it's a miracle he didn't sink.
That was four years ago. He was doing fine as long as I was able to trim him but once I got to where simply picking hooves was monumental and I had to hire someone, things slowly went south.
Today his 21 yr old self is running and bucking because he can, not because he needs to.
He has de-rotated some. The house vet (a leg/hoof specialist) and specialty farrier x-Ray his hooves every five weeks and say my horse's progress has exceeded their expectations.
He is in full rocker aluminum shoes until further notice.
He costs me a fortune. If I didn't have the money to give the best of care, I would PTS him and put him beside those who have preceded him.
The Morgan horse in question might be able to be helped but it's the abcess coming thru the sole that would really worry me.
The a** that owns her should just give her away because help is not going to be cheap and help is going to include a LOT of intensive manual labor and some ancillaries.
The office manager at the vet facility said I could buy an upper level dressage horse with the money I have in this current horse and a horse I laid to rest at 27, that also had metabolic issues.
That's the other thing, that mare has metabolic issues. It's apparent in her neck, plus she is a Morgan and they are predisposed.
At the least, the mare should be kindly put down and not be made to go tnru the horrors of transport on a kill truck to the slaughter plant. A thousand shames and bad luck to that owner------------
A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.