Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeastern PA
You have a few options, in my opinion. If you just spent $600 with the vet, and are paid up, they will likely be willing to come out and bill you for the visit. It should be in the $100 range to evaluate.
Are you really saying you don't have a spare $100, if so, then that's a bit of an issue, as you own several horses.
Secondly I call my farrier for lameness issues, he is more of an expert than my vet is about that. Assuming you have a good farrier.
And then I am very confused about the horse switching business. So you have the first horse, will give it a forever home. Take on the second horse, as you can't ride the first - and now can't afford it?
Sounds to me that you should never have taken on the second horse.
And why can't your Mom help? As she is the one who brought home the horse in the first place? Sounds like a really odd set up. Does your Mom not feel any responsibility to the horse now that she handed it over to you? Can't you borrow the $100 from her?