Originally Posted by Super Nova
If this were my foal I would have had him seen by vet on day one and then gone on to see a specialist immediately if my vet felt is was necessary.....young soft bones are easier to correct......and my thought would be the younger the better.
Hope your guy has a long and useful life.
FYI, I DID try to get him seen on day one. I love the little guy and want him to be healthy and happy. I have lost lots of sleep and cried many tears over this issue. But in the end, I have faith in my vet, and I don't think my foal is a surgical candidate. I can't afford a giant surgical bill (if there is even anything that could be done surgically) and anytime you try something invasive you risk doing more harm than good. So I dunno, but I am trying my best here to make the right decisions. It's not something I take lightly, that I can assure everyone. I always hope to keep my horses until they die, it's not like I get rid of them if they break down. They are members of my family.