Ive come to the conclusion that it is time for me to get rid of my thoroughbred. I love him to death but no matter what I do he always turns up lame. He's always had very very bad feet (absesses) and we live on lowerland which is consistanly wet. I figured he would be better off in an area with drier turnout and people who have tim eto tend to his feet.
I don't want to make myself sound like a neglectful horse owner. But I go to school everyday, and seeing as im in grade12 I do have alot of homework, plus school sports and such. I just figure he would be better off at a home where people have time for him. I know he would make an amazing companion horse if anyone needed one of those. He loves the little ones. He would also make an amazing show horse if his feet issues could be resolved.
The only problem is that who is going to buy a horse with feet problems? I've been told by "unamable" people to lie. I've had people suggest to put him on bute. But its not the way I am. I figure the people who bought him would sooner or later figure out that he's lame...then what would happen to him? I refuse to sell him at an auction...just an issue I've always had. Also I refuse to "ship him out".
After a long conversation with my trainer and such we decided maybe giving him away for free with full details of his issue is the best thing to do. ANY SUGGESTIONS OR COMMENTS?
I would like another horse though. One that is not high maintenance. I've been looking at www.osas.ca for a horse as we do race standardbred and I've always grown up around them. The only thing is that the screening process is very complex. We don't have the most prestine stable and such. Im just worried I will be denied and stuff. Any ideas?
Any opinions on this would greatly be appreciated. :)