Lame Lease Horse
This is my first post. I just wanted some suggestions in what to do or if someone had a similar experience.
The horse that I was leasing recently became lame. The vet came out multiple times did xrays, blocks, etc. and did not find anything particular. He thinks is may be an abscess. The horse continues to be lame and now my lease is over.
The horse is going to go back to its owners so that I do not have to continue to pay the lease fee. However I am still responsible for the vet bills, board, and shoes until it becomes sound at the owners barn. I am worried that the owners will do outrageous vet treatments and procedures as well as additional rehab treatments like water treadmill, etc. because I will be the one footing the bill. How will I know if the horse is really still lame or if they just say he is so that I still have to cover the bills. Maybe I am just being unrealistic though.
Thanks in advance!