03-28-2012, 05:15 PM
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Well, is the arthritis going to go away????
Or can you allow for it by giving her a pain killer before you ride? - tricky
Or do you call a saddler?
Or do you buy some pads?
You took on a poorly horse - that is some commitment.
But no doubt she came cheap.
'Where do you go from here??' What a question.
I suspect herein lies the reason why the previous owner discarded the animal.
The big question to be answered in your shoes must be - 'Is she worth it?'
You have bought a dependent. But she must not be aggressive.
Now you have to learn to judge her sensitivity.
You have to learn to feel her pain. &
You have to find a pain killer which will not kill her thru ulcers.
From an armchair, few of we viewers can help you. But one thing is for sure, this horse will teach you sensitivity and that teaching will make you a better rider.
Some folks would pass her on......... -- Sorry, -- but you must choose.
But if you take her on, remember you must make the decisions in life for her.
It is tricky, Roni but be advised that many of we horse owners find ourselves in a similar predicament.
Welcome to the club (and the H/forum).
PS Follow your instincts.