I am hoping to get the owners number today and talk to them first hand about the problem (as I got the info from someone else).
I will most strongly advise them to seek a second opinion with a very experienced vet in my town. I have not had very good reports on the place where they took him. Yes, it is an equine hospital with all the bells and whistles - but they do not have any experienced vets there (from very reliable sources in the horse industry).
If they are still keen to put him down but I think something can be done I will see if I can obtain the pony. Their daughter is into jumping and it appears that they are not prepared to consider anything other than a jumper.
Anyway, will see what happens from here. This is a picture of the pony when we had him - absolutely gorgeous and he is only 12.
Only As Old As You Feel - Sometimes I Feel VERY Old
Last edited by makin tracks; 11-18-2009 at 07:40 PM.
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