Basically as the title states. When do you figure it's time to sell/get rid of your current horse because they can't or won't be able to go in the direction that you ultimately want to go with your riding?
I know alot of you have been keeping up with my horses recent discovery of navicular saga. Not only is it pretty bad according to the farrier. (The vet told the farrier that.) he's still alittle off even with new shoes to help the pain. On top o that he has rotation (1-2 degrees) in his left front which is the leg where the navicular is worse.
I know navicular isn't a death sentence but I want to show. That was my plan for this year but it isn't going to happen anytime soon. I also like to jump and do barrels for fun but that's crossed off the list. We still have so much work to do before before we step foot into a show ring. He's never shown and probably won't take too kindly to it at first as he gets worked up in new places with a lot commotion.
He's my dream horse besides his little quirks we are working on. This horse has been through so much in his life I feel horrible even thinking about finding him a new home but with the things he's limited to due to the navicular and the goals I ultimately have with my riding and tel different things.
I paid $2500 for him and stupidly didn't have a vet check. My fault, I know. He didn't have any lameness when I bought him either and I just spent over $1000 in vet bills this past week to get to the bottom of his front End lameness.
I don't know what to do. He's still alittle off in the front. I'm paying over $300 for meds that I can barely afford along with boarding and feed costs. He's also now lame in his hind end. I'm suspecting the farrier clipped him a bit too short. It just never ends and I always feel like when it comes to horses I go through a hell ride.
If I were to give him away (if I could even do that considering his health issues) I can't afford to buy another horse. It just totally sucks cause horses are my life and a huge part of my day. If I didn't have one I wouldn't know what to do. It's so very hard to even think about giving him up. Ugh.
Thanks for listening to my rant guys...
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