Originally Posted by NewbeeTrainer
I could never put him down. He is truly a good horse and he has amazing potential. I can't afford a trainer and I do know enough to keep myself at a safeish distance. Putting him down is NOT an option.
Then get the surgery or sell the horse. Your not doing you or the horse ANY favors by letting him get away with that behavior. Your putting yourself and the horse at risk by not getting medical and professional training help. If you can't afford to do what is necessary to keep you and the horse safe then you shouldnt have it.