07-04-2012, 10:35 AM
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Thank you everyone! That is very helpful. I just felt bad for this guy, he's a sweet horse and he's already 14, he's given his life to people and worked hard, and now he is just being discarded. I wanted to just take him where he would be comfortable and safe and loved. I don't mind if he will never be rideable, I'm prepared to just keep him as a pet. If my vet eventually thinks he can do some light trails, I might use him as a mount for my daughter, but I'm not taking him as a riding horse. He just really stole my heart. Supposedly, the owner had a vet come out when he was first injured and "the vet thought he would be okay", but to my knowledge there wasn't much of an exam, certainly not x-rays or anything like that. He doesn't seem to be in pain, he eats well and runs with the other horses in the pasture. My hope is to re-hab enough that he can have a comfortable life and not need to be put down just because his former humans didn't give him proper care. My first task will be to call my vet out. Fortunately I live very close to the UCDavis vet school and we have some world class vets and access to excellent treatment in this area, so I am hoping he will be okay. :) Thanks!!