We got him home and he was the old Moo once again calm and passive - I had no idea where to turn. A few days later Moo pinned me in a shed for 2 hours he would not let me out, now to some this sounds funny but to have a 16.1hh horse striking out if you tried to move was a very intimidating experience. The vet was called once more and after reading about all Moo's qwuirks I had a nagging suspision he was a rig, even though he had castration scars. The vet came again and laughed when I told her my suspisions but I asked her to humour me and do the tests anyway. After two weeks it was confirmed Monty was a rig and he was taken to Newmarket so he could have the best vet in this field look after him. I could talk for hours about what happened but that still wont bring him back. Monty had two testicles and a tumour inside him, he never did come home.
After a few days I got to thinking Monty had been passed from pillar to post, nobody ever kept him. Why did nobody else think to try and find the answer instead of just selling him on? There must be loads of horses with problems or medical issues who don't get the treatment they deserve - why is this? We are supposed to be a nation of animal lovers, so much so that we let animals suffer and sell them so its not our problem. Moo Haven was formed to help such animals, we had only 3 acres but I swore no horse would ever leave once it is with us. I now have fourteen acres dotted around and our herd is growing.