Originally Posted by shalisha
Yes. I think it would be cruel. He's at your mercy. I think it's pretty selfish to put your monetary and riding needs ahead of your horse's comfort and health.
Your statement ".... but if he needs it badly...." gee, it sounds like you're willing to let him suffer, as long as it's only nominally. I have a problem with pet owners who care more about their pleasure than the comfort and care of their pet.
Maybe try reading for comprehension next time and not just jump to half-a$$ negative conclusions.
She said that he's going to be a pasture pet, not ridden. She has another horse already that she's going to ride because this horse is not riding sound.
Personally, I find it commendable that she's willing to keep him as a pasture pet and shoe him if necessary to keep him comfortable, even though he's basically useless to her (no offense, OP). I wouldn't be able to afford to do that, as much as I'd like to. Posted via Mobile Device