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Im absolutly heart broken!

Today the vet was suppose to come, take xrays and tell me she was okay to go back into work.... well I was wrong... very, very wrong...


Chance apparently has roughening on the navicular bone, and something in the suribus [sp?] Which can immobilize her movement... so basically she will never be 100% sound again. Were gonna try and put shoes on her and see if that with angle her foot just right and maybe she will be okay. If that doesn't work they want to do injections in the seribus [ which may mean money I dont have ] Which wont garentee anything.. it could go away and come back in a year.. maybe 3. The last option which I know I wont be able to do, which is trailer her down to a huge equine vet place thats around here and get her ultra sounded in that area and go from there.

Basically what she loves to do, she may never be able to do again. :\ Im in tears.. shes only 6 and doesn't deserve any of this.

After she gets shoes I can put her into some light light riding work.. but even then its not garenteed that she will be able to do her normal riding work.

Im confused and I have NO idea what I want to do..or what I should do..

:cry::cry::cry:

PLEASE respond. I need some insight here.
 

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I do feel your pain. Our 2 babies Saro and Shiloh have health issues that make it so we could never sell them. Shiloh has allergies and Saro has stifle problems. I could never pass that on to another owner. I'm still not sure how much work I'm going to be able to do on Saro. Shiloh of course will be fine, just need special care for the rest of her life.
Sorry to hear Chance is having the same difficulty. There is no answer for what you should do.. Its one only you can determine.
 

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No advice from me, but I'm very sorry to hear about Chance, and about your babies too, Maureen! :cry:
 

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That's terrible, I'm so sorry.

On a brighter note, at least you know that all the problems you've had with her aren't her fault, or yours. It was her condition. =|

Now comes the time where you decide if your willing to keep a limited horse or not. I know you love her, but you have to decide if you can make her life fulfilling, and not come to resent her for your having a horse you can't ride. I understand it's hard, and you need time to think about it, and, if it comes to it, there is nothing wrong with selling a horse in her condition, as long as you make sure any possibly buyers knows it exists and knows she cannot be worked. There are many, many people out there who may just want a good pasture mate for their horse, and would treat her well, or a non-riding person who just wants a horse around to groom and give treats too. It just takes some looking.

Good luck with her treatments, I'm hoping she comes out better than you think it will. Make sure you keep us posted. Give her a carrot and yourself a hug from me. =]
 

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Thanks you guys.

Still looking for the light at the end of this long dark tunnel. :-\

I was looking into selling her as a pasture pet, I think she would be VERY happy as one. So I have a feeling if shes just to limited in what she can do I'd start looking.

I love her to peices, If I could own her and keep her as just a pet and have a riding horse I would in a heart beat. Maybe when I get a job I can but till then .. its gonna be hard choice.

Shes just such a talented cute little mare and I had huge dreams for her.. and work put into her.. *sigh*

Once again just waiting for that light.
 

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oh dear thats not good :( i dont have any advice but i hope everything goes well for her and you
 

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Most deffinately, im very thankful that it wasn't bad enough that she would have to be put down. That was my biggest fear.

I was looking into selling her as a pasture pet, I think she would be VERY happy as one. So I have a feeling if shes just to limited in what she can do I'd start looking.

I love her to peices, If I could own her and keep her as just a pet and have a riding horse I would in a heart beat. Maybe when I get a job I can but till then..
 

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She may be very happy as a pasture pet. We gave a pony with ring bone to a lady who has show horses. Not only is he keeping her show horses happy, he's teaching little ones to brush and tack on a horse 'their size.' So she can still live a happy life, and help people further their horsemanship skills.

Just be aware that you don't 'sell' a pasture pet.. at least, not for any big profit. Most are free/$100.
 

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I am so sorry. I really hope you can find a good pasture pet home for her :)
 

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See just giving her away is whats gonna kill me. :-\ Know what she use to be able to do.. what she can do ground wise... everything.. it would kill me inside. Even the vet mentioned that shes very good at what ever she does. *sigh*
 

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Yeah, I can see how that'd be tough.. perhaps, if you choose to take that route, you can ask the new owners if you can visit occasionally?

Because of the costs of corrective shoeing, etc, it's not really fair to ask $2000 for a pasture pet. :c We tried $300 for the pony, and people were emailing me saying 'that's too much.'
 

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I wouldn't give her away for free, just a small adoption fee to help make sure she gets a good home. But it doesn't matter how great her ground manners are, or how great of a ride she used to be if she's going to be a pasture pony. Unfortunately, she isn't a horse you can rehome as a horse for pony parties or some such thing. If you do rehome her, you'll have to swallow your pride and "settle" for just getting her into a great new home.
 

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I would be more than happy to give Wildey to someone if I was sure they would treat him like a king as a pasture pet (If anything ever happens to him) - And I could probably get $8,000 - $10,000 for him.

Someone who treats your horse like a king/princess when they need it is worth ten times more than any monetary value.
 

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Just liek stated

as long as shes treated with all the love in the world thats all I can ask for.

Getting groomed everyday and given as many treats as that sweet little mare deserves.
 

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Try the corrective shoeing. What do you have to lose? I know a several horses that have had great success with corrective shoeing, and I'm talking A level Hunters and Jumpers.

If you can find out what the suribus is and what exactly is happening to it, I'd be very interested.
 

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Ill call the vet again tomorrow and find out what her changes of her being back into ehr normal riding routine and ill ask about the seribus again. She told me but I was going into mental melt down basically. So I lost most of what was told to me.
 

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Ill call the vet again tomorrow and find out what her changes of her being back into ehr normal riding routine and ill ask about the seribus again. She told me but I was going into mental melt down basically. So I lost most of what was told to me.

Very understandable. I'm very sorry for your bad news. :0( Sending prayers.
 

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I can't really give advice on Chance because I have no vet training, but if it were me, I would try the corrective shoeing and just see how it goes.

My very first horse I'm sure would NEVER have passed a vet check, he had one front pastern that was almost totally fused in place, but he was a super first horse and I had him until he died recently at age 26 of colic. He was able to be lightly ridden the entire time I had him. Sometimes nature has a way of healing things, and it may not be perfect or pretty, but the horse can still be serviceable sound for many years.

I hope that is the case for Chance. You can always try to find her a home if she stays unsound, so it might not hurt to try the shoeing and whatever else the vet recommends for a while and just see if she heals.
 
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