Anything you can do to help a mare with a severed ligament?
Hi, so 2 months ago my mare was limping very badly, and I had the vet look at her. He told me that she was a 4/5 lame, and that he was going to take some X-rays. The X-rays revealed she had severed her right hind ligament about 80%. All we can figure was that she had slipped during a storm the day before. He told me that I could never ride her again, to sell her as a broodmare, and get another horse. Unfortunately, her previous owner "cannot find her papers" and no one wants a lame horse with no papers. I have been letting her out into the arena a couple times a week, and she loves it (she kicks around, rolls, knickers while running, and craves attention). I got on her the other day because I felt so bad for her, and just planned to walk, but it was obvious her leg was not going to do what it should. I turned into my sad, depressed state when I realized that. So cutting to the question, is there anything I can do to give her ligament support? A certain supplement? Anything?