Hi everyone, I'm new here. Lately I've been thinking about what to do with my navicular mare. Here is a little history. I've owned her since she was 6, and is now 22. She's a big boned tb, never raced. She was leased out for several years, and I got her back about 3 years ago, and was told she had navicular when I got her back (nice I know, I had no idea and thought everything was going fine). So of course the day I got her back, I had my vet and farrier out to see how bad she was. She was x-rayed, and there is degeneration in both front feet, and her front right has calcification on the ligament (can't remember what the name of it was, the one that goes in the back of the pastern). So she continued on her isox (she was on 30 a day when I got her back), given bute for a week and I started her on smart pak senior flex (works great). She improved, and I eventually got her down to 5 isox a day (I know it's not much, but I've taken her off of it before thinking it wasn't doing anything, and she goes lame), she takes smart pak senior flex and bute twice a week currently. She also wears aluminum egg butt bar shoes with pads and silicone injected under the pad. I don't ride her, she goes out for a few hours a day to move around, and basically just hangs out. In the last few weeks she has become very sore on her right front (the worse one). She gets her feet done every 6 weeks and is very well taken care of. I'm just worried that she is going down hill. She shuffles and trips when she comes out of her stall and limps when she walks. I know she has navicular and will never be 100% and I don't expect her to be. She has had navicular for many years, probably 10-12 years. I was just wanting to know first of all if you guys have any other suggestions that have helped your navicular horses (I know I can up her isox, which I plan on doing) besides nerving and going barefoot (she has never been able to go barefoot, even before she had problems with navicular), and when you think it's time to let them go? I'm hoping it's just a flare up and with some extra medicine she will get better, but she usually moves pretty sound at the walk, and still likes to kick up her heels once in awhile!! I really hate to think about it, but I'm sure one day I will have to put her to sleep and it breaks my heart to think about it. I wouldn't consider it anytime soon as she's still happy and eating. But will she eventually get to the point where she can't move anymore, I don't know how bad it gets, I've never had a navicular horse before. Any suggestions would be appreciated!!