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post #1 of 38 Old 03-16-2010, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Vet came to see Chance.. :'(

Im absolutly heart broken!

Today the vet was suppose to come, take xrays and tell me she was okay to go back into work.... well I was wrong... very, very wrong...


Chance apparently has roughening on the navicular bone, and something in the suribus [sp?] Which can immobilize her movement... so basically she will never be 100% sound again. Were going to try and put shoes on her and see if that with angle her foot just right and maybe she will be okay. If that doesn't work they want to do injections in the seribus [ which may mean money I don't have ] Which wont garentee anything.. it could go away and come back in a year.. maybe 3. The last option which I know I wont be able to do, which is trailer her down to a huge equine vet place that's around here and get her ultra sounded in that area and go from there.

Basically what she loves to do, she may never be able to do again. :\ Im in tears.. she's only 6 and doesn't deserve any of this.

After she gets shoes I can put her into some light light riding work.. but even then its not garenteed that she will be able to do her normal riding work.

Im confused and I have NO idea what I want to do..or what I should do..



PLEASE respond. I need some insight here.
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post #2 of 38 Old 03-16-2010, 07:54 PM
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I do feel your pain. Our 2 babies Saro and Shiloh have health issues that make it so we could never sell them. Shiloh has allergies and Saro has stifle problems. I could never pass that on to another owner. I'm still not sure how much work I'm going to be able to do on Saro. Shiloh of course will be fine, just need special care for the rest of her life.
Sorry to hear Chance is having the same difficulty. There is no answer for what you should do.. Its one only you can determine.


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post #3 of 38 Old 03-16-2010, 08:05 PM
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No advice from me, but I'm very sorry to hear about Chance, and about your babies too, Maureen!
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post #4 of 38 Old 03-16-2010, 08:44 PM
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That's terrible, I'm so sorry.

On a brighter note, at least you know that all the problems you've had with her aren't her fault, or yours. It was her condition. =|

Now comes the time where you decide if your willing to keep a limited horse or not. I know you love her, but you have to decide if you can make her life fulfilling, and not come to resent her for your having a horse you can't ride. I understand it's hard, and you need time to think about it, and, if it comes to it, there is nothing wrong with selling a horse in her condition, as long as you make sure any possibly buyers knows it exists and knows she cannot be worked. There are many, many people out there who may just want a good pasture mate for their horse, and would treat her well, or a non-riding person who just wants a horse around to groom and give treats too. It just takes some looking.

Good luck with her treatments, I'm hoping she comes out better than you think it will. Make sure you keep us posted. Give her a carrot and yourself a hug from me. =]

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post #5 of 38 Old 03-16-2010, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks you guys.

Still looking for the light at the end of this long dark tunnel. :-\

I was looking into selling her as a pasture pet, I think she would be VERY happy as one. So I have a feeling if she's just to limited in what she can do I'd start looking.

I love her to peices, If I could own her and keep her as just a pet and have a riding horse I would in a heart beat. Maybe when I get a job I can but till then .. its going to be hard choice.

She's just such a talented cute little mare and I had huge dreams for her.. and work put into her.. *sigh*

Once again just waiting for that light.

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oh dear that's not good :( I don't have any advice but I hope everything goes well for her and you

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The light is she's alive, and she can live a full, happy life. Her life isn't over just because she can't be worked [hard].

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Most deffinately, im very thankful that it wasn't bad enough that she would have to be put down. That was my biggest fear.

I was looking into selling her as a pasture pet, I think she would be VERY happy as one. So I have a feeling if she's just to limited in what she can do I'd start looking.

I love her to peices, If I could own her and keep her as just a pet and have a riding horse I would in a heart beat. Maybe when I get a job I can but till then..
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She may be very happy as a pasture pet. We gave a pony with ring bone to a lady who has show horses. Not only is he keeping her show horses happy, he's teaching little ones to brush and tack on a horse 'their size.' So she can still live a happy life, and help people further their horsemanship skills.

Just be aware that you don't 'sell' a pasture pet.. at least, not for any big profit. Most are free/$100.

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post #10 of 38 Old 03-16-2010, 09:03 PM
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I am so sorry. I really hope you can find a good pasture pet home for her :)
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