I found a woman who is willing to let me board him in her pasture with her new horse for very cheap because she wanted a second horse since her horse needs a pasture mate, and this saves her money as well as brings in a little extra. They would live in her back yard in a couple acre pasture with a lean to and it will just be the two of them. Granted she has never done this before (board someone on her property) I am taking a chance...we will have a contract written up and talk things over the next few weeks. I am going out Sunday to meet her, her horse and check out her property, as well as talk things over more. If she seems like a genuine person, and her property passes my inspection (lol) then I think I will be bringing him there. It will be a little over an hour away so I will probably only get to make it out once a week, but if he is happy and healing and in good care its worth it. I just wish the woman lived a little closer, but if everything else seems good and distance is the only issue I will more than likely let him rest in her pasture.
Our vet said to go about our regular routine because since the horse would be cooped up for so long, when they are let back out to pasture they often re-injure themselves. It would be ideal if he would calmly stand in a stall or even in a small paddock by himself, but he paces and freaks out when all of the horses are let out and he is the only one still in his stall, which would cause him to further injure himself. His injury isn't very bad, he is a little tender and it is hard to tell if he is lame when lunging...at first glance you would think he is fine. He is already making great healing progress, in just 3 months I can flex his leg at the injury and he doesn't flinch or pull away, but I'm sure he is still healing so I am not going to take any chances riding him ect.
My dad was originally badgering me to get rid of him (I'm 20 and still live at home), telling me hes a waste of money and is no good anymore, but I think he finally realized how much he means to me and is going to help get our farm set up so I can bring him out there by next year. I heard from my mom that he was up all night the night before trying to figure out a plan and put a lot of thought into it the past few days. It really means a lot to me. So looks like I finally got his help, and got him on my side so things are looking better.