I'm so sad right now
A 'family' member had recently (the last 3 years) gotten back into horses again.
She had adopted an OTTB in his early 20's and was stabling, caring, and riding him, so she could again enjoy the world of horses.
Apparently he injured himself at the farm where he was being 'wintered', and now they are going to have to put him down.
It appears to be a major injury (the main ligament that holds the hip together??)
that requires, at minimum, 3 months of complete stall rest, and then maybe (??) he would be pasture sound again
Apparently, he is 'immobile' at the moment, and daily, fully 'buted'.
And the 'best case scenario' would only be that he become 'pasture sound', never rideable again
As well, they reside in a major metropolitian city, that has one stable in the city, and it's quite expensive to board there.
My family member feels its just best to have him put down,
but she is heart broken,..., and I am heart broken for her.
Has anyone every had any kind of experiences with something like this
I think she really has no choice, the expense of it becomes totally impractical due to his age,
his and their living situation (a city stable),
and the 'limitations' placed on them both by his 'major/severe' injury.
Just thought I ask if anyone has any knowledge of this type injury
or is aware of the outcome of this injury on another horse they've known