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eventerwannabe 02-22-2010 09:29 PM

This is a never ending downward spiral.
I don't want to give up on my poor boy, but I don't know if I can do this anymore. There is to much heartbreak in this. In the almost 6 months I have had Bear I have had about 18 rides (roughly) and he has been lame 4 months out of the entire 5 2/3 months. I cry almost every day wishing how I could be riding him and both of us were happy. Most of all I wish he was happy and in no pain. I'm kicking myself in the ass for not getting a vet check on him, as I know they would have said, "run away, and run fast!" I mean, I love this guy to death, I really do, but this is just to much for my fragile heart, mind and soul. Both of my horses out in the field right now can't be ridden, can't move confortably, and are so sad. It breaks my heart to know they are in pain.

We are having the chiro work on him, but the trainer thinks that he needs xrays and such. My mom doesnt have the money for all of that! Xrays, injections, all that are so expensive, and my mom just cant afford all of that (though we can afford caring for the horses and such). I want ZERO lecturing about how 'if I can't afford all of that, then I shouldn't have a horse.'

I am going to talk to my mom tonight and see what she says. I might see if there is a therapeutic riding center around here (my mom actually knows a few people I think) and see if they have any openings for new horses.

I am looking at leases right now.

I am just so heartbroken and just dont want to see him in pain anymore. He is only 14 years old for gods sake.

Please, no rude comments. Im already upset enough (been crying since 5:30 pm).

charlicata 02-22-2010 09:35 PM

You're in my prayers.

eventerwannabe 02-22-2010 09:48 PM

Thank you charlicata.

I am going to look into this ranch that takes in horses that need retiring. It seems like a really great place, and I know a lot of people who only have GREAT things to say about them.

ShutUpJoe 02-22-2010 09:52 PM

I hope you can get stuff figured out. : (

charlicata 02-22-2010 09:59 PM

Do what you think will be best for you and your horses. Maybe the chiropractor will be able to help.

MIEventer 02-22-2010 10:02 PM

I am very sorry for what you are going through, Vet Checks are very, very important.

I do suggest you get xrays done at least, just to find out what exactly is going on - because if it is something you can afford to fix, then you know.

I wish you both all the best.

eventerwannabe 02-22-2010 10:02 PM

The chiro has already come out once. His back legs are just so messed up, and I think they have been that way for a VERY long time, and im worried that we wont be able to do anything for it. I dont think he will ever be able to jump pain-free again. *sigh*

eventerwannabe 02-22-2010 10:03 PM

Thank you MIE. Im never going to buy another horse without a PPE.

eventerwannabe 02-22-2010 10:09 PM

He is a very large horse. Roughly 17-17.2hh and big bodied (though I am still having trouble putting weight on him).

MIEventer 02-22-2010 10:12 PM

What exactly is going on?

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