One of ours has really bad Navicular. She's been getting progressively worse, and now is in constant pain, and it will never get better.
We're wrestling with the question of what do we do in her best interests?
At what point is it more cruel to allow her to suffer, than it is to let her be a pasture pet?
This is a horse that is so well trained, she can be ridden bareback without a halter or bridle, gentle as can be, and an attention hound.
Our hearts are breaking as we procrastinate on making a decision, but alas, it is one that must be made, and soon.
We've tried hoof care, special shoes, and a variety of other things to help her along, all to no avail of relief for her.
And, she's only 12 years old.
I RIDE, THEREFORE I AM
COWBOY UP OR GO CRY IN THE TRUCK