Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: middle of nowhere
Rambo, that's still a very lame horse in the video. Sore on both fronts, left front is worse. I'm sorry you are facing this yet again/still but there is no way that horse is sound enough to ride. The pads are making him less painful, but he certainly isn't comfortable. If your farrier is saying that is sound, he's not being honest with you. It really sucks that your horse is continually sore and you can't enjoy riding him. That is a shame, and it is heartbreaking, but that's life. Any of us who have had horses long enough have had a horse like this that continues to cost money and never really is ever 'right'. This horse has something underlying causing all this. The abscesses are a symptom, not the root problem. The problems you have keeping condition on him or alternately fighting obesity are related. His ulcers are related. His reluctance to eat is related. None of the videos you have posted with this poor guy have ever shown a completely sound horse. If you must ride, buy or borrow another horse for the autumn months and see if this guy can be made sound as a pasture pet over the winter. If not, you may have a hard choice to make. You love this horse. You have done a lot for him to try to get him healthy, but that doesn't always mean it works. 😞
Last edited by SilverMaple; 09-06-2019 at 03:24 AM.