My mare (This is her: http://www.horseforum.com/horses.php?horse=4375) is allergic to all these:
Grains – wheat pollen
She also has a history of lameness, arthritis and MANY other things that I don't remember at the moment. She used to be slightly miserable, but since I've owned her she's been very happy. We have gotten three different opinions from vets (there's only so many good vets where my pony is) and they all say the same. The vet has never heard of such a thing, but he has helped her a lot. We have put her on special allergy shots for like every two weeks. She gets special feed, and we take care of her so that she doesn't get any of those things on or inside her. All summer long, she wears a full fly sheet (well it covers the body, stumach, butt and neck) and fly mask. She also gets special horse shoes that allow her to walk on the pavement (she usually gets stone bruises but I try to avoid pavement with shoes or without anyways) She acts like any horse and rarely shows any signs of discomfort. When she does, she kicks/bucks/rears/rolls/puts ears back/bites etc... but it's only like once a year on the coldest days... but she has never hurt me in anyway (well i've fallen off but it was my fault).
Anyways, people tell me that I should put her down and that she is too much of a problem child. We have the money to take care of her (she is a million dollar horse) and my mom and I love her TO DEATH. She is the sweetest horse (anyone who meets her immediatly falls in love with her - people even fight over her to ride her and I have to tell them no.) I've gotten so many different opinions. I'm not going to put her down until it's the right time and she is truely suffering (she is a happy horse now), but I know many of people would. I just want to see what you guys would do.
My question is what would you do about this situation if you had the money to take care of her?
Sorry it's long. Thanks for reading if you did.