I moved to California from Virginia a couple years ago for grad school and now that I have graduated and am working, would like to have my horse shipped out to California. He is a 16 year Appy with a history of arthritis and lameness. He tore two ligaments in his fetlocks and was diagnosed with ring bone when he was 6 years old. Is it too risky to ship him? Will he be able to adjust from open pasture Virginia life to the pipe corral life of Southern California? I know that for the price of shipping him, I can get a younger horse without the lameness problems, but I really just want him, not another horse. Any suggestions? My family thinks the trip will be too hard on him and I should just give him away and let him live out the rest of his life in Virginia. Is that the best idea?