Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
As someone who had a navicular horse for eight years, if she became painfully unsound we would have put her to sleep without a second throught.
She may or may not come sound again, she has a slight 'limp' but is not lame. She is currently enjoying a life in a field with a family who adore her. But they know that if it comes to the crunch, it will happen.
As for Xrays:
Josie has medium grade navicular. She was given tildren. On xray, she should have been sound. But she was still lame. Without seeing the patient, you cannot work from xrays alone. Our farrier and vet sat together for a good hour discussing the best course of action for her, and she lasted another 4 years under saddle.