I found a strange lump on my 23 year old shire's inside rear left hind leg about a week ago. I called the vet and she did some tests on the lump and it turns out that he has cancer and it is rapidly spreading. I can't bear to put him down because I have owned him for 22 years but yet at the same time don't want the chemotherapy for him. He never showed any signs of age until maybe three days before I found the lump. He used to look like a stronger healthy horse but now his coat & eyes are dull, and a sway back is starting to form. I asked my neighor, whos horse died just a few years ago from cancer, and he said " SSC." He told me that it means " Shoot, shovel cry." I can't believe that he went right out and said that to me.Does anyone know any herbal or "natural" remedies that would help him? Besides my neighbors advice. I can't get any photos of the lump, mainly because Titan will not let me or anyone else near that air. The vet had to give him a strong sedative in order to do her job.