He was Skyes, but I have had in the back of my mind for many, many months now a niggling thought that maybe it would be best to put him to sleep. He had 32 starts on the track, his legs are very much worn out. Then he did his suspensory, and I thought that maybe with adequate treatment I could get him at least paddock sound. But last night when I went to feed him, I washed his poultice off and found that he had somehow managed to bow his tendon, it was extremely hot, swollen and he was struggling to walk on it, and on palpitation he was very reactive.
So after consulting my vet, we have decided that the kindest thing for everyone, is to have him put to sleep as he is going to have recurring problems with his legs. It would not be fair to keep him on such a limited quality of life, as much as I would like my selfish human emotion of keeping him alive just because it hurts too much to let go of him to prevail, I can't put him through that.