My sister lives in California while I live in Michigan. I have 9 horses that we keep at out house and one of them is her horse. It is a palomino paint mare. She is 15 hands and about 23 years old. A couple of years ago she developed a heart condition. Over these past couple years her weight went down greatly. The vet has been with us every step if the way. They said that she is stable now to where she won't lose any weight and she won't gain it back either because of her condition and age. They say she isn't in pain or struggle or anything but she uses her energy to keep her heart pumping instead of making fat for herself. She get unlimited hay and grain twice a day. She also gets a dose of probios every month. People would be alarmed if they saw her without knowing her condition. The problem I have is that even though she looks bad and it seems putting her down would be best the vet say she is fine unless her condition worsens. I just hate seeing her the way she looks but there is nothing we can do. She has SO much heart and energy left on her though that it seems inhumane to even think put her down. It is a crazy situation!!! Advice?
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