Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Oohhhh...So so sorry you are going through this! How awefull for you both. Glad to hear she seems comfortable, though.
I may get slammed for this, but maybe considder taking up your friends offer to buy her back. It will be a heart break, but who knows how long it will be before you can enjoy riding her, not to mention the expense of vet work and extensive shoeing. You may be better off to find something sound that you can enjoy riding. It just makes me sad to think that you bought a horse to ride for fun in your spare time and you ended up with one with a chronic illness. This mare is sooo lucky to have a dedicated owner like you who is willing to tough it out through a difficult and intensive illness though. Even if you decide to keep her, your friend might considder a partial refund to help compensate for the vet bills. I know that's what I'd do - at the very least, if I were the seller.
Again, so so sorry you are dealing with this - keep us posted on how everything is going.
~Lindsay~ Mom of 2, wife to the goldsmith, doula and childbirth educator in training, life-long horse dork