chex252

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  1. I had to have him put down. I loved that horse more than life itself. I could not let him suffer with what he would have to deal with if I had put him through surgery. The surgery would be the easy part. The recovery would be the hard part. He did not deserve this go through all that pain. Thanks everyone for the thoughts and prayers.
  2. Thanks everyone. I talked to several vets and 3 different vets and a surgeon looked at him and they all said the same thing. One injured or even severed, maybe would heal and maybe he could recover, but both totally severed.......
  3. Starting Again On An Older Horse

    Yes, have started again with basic ground work. Thanks good ideas.
  4. Starting Again On An Older Horse

    I have a 22 yr old quarter horse mare that has been retired for 4 years mostly because I got a younger horse and started riding him, and she had had a bad injury in her hind quarters and spend 3 days in the clinic even though they could not actually put a finger on what she had pulled or injured. She came out of it ok, and that issue has not resurfaced since. Before that we did long trail rides in lots of deep sand and lots of up and down hills. She lives outside with a run into the barn for shelter. Only locked in when icy out. So she is relatively active but a bit stiff sometimes. I do give her MSM. I see her trot and once in a while buck and or rear up in play with her pasture buddy. I am considering riding her again, but not sure if I should or want to. But if I do, does anyone have or know of a good plan to get her going again. I was thinking of leading her on my trail in the woods, about 20 min walk for a few days, then saddle her and still lead her on the woods trail and gradually increase the length of the walk. After a few days of that, get on her and ride the 20 min trail and see how she does. Nervous because I don't want to injure her.
  5. Starting Again On An Older Horse

    I have a 22 yr old quarter horse mare that has been retired for 4 years mostly because I got a younger horse and started riding him, and she had had a bad injury in her hind quarters and spend 3 days in the clinic even though they could not actually put a finger on what she had pulled or injured. She came out of it ok, and that issue has not resurfaced since. Before that we did long trail rides in lots of deep sand and lots of up and down hills. She lives outside with a run into the barn for shelter. Only locked in when icy out. So she is relatively active but a bit stiff sometimes. I do give her MSM. I see her trot and once in a while buck and or rear up in play with her pasture buddy. I am considering riding her again, but not sure if I should or want to. But if I do, does anyone have or know of a good plan to get her going again. I was thinking of leading her on my trail in the woods, about 20 min walk for a few days, then saddle her and still lead her on the woods trail and gradually increase the length of the walk. After a few days of that, get on her and ride the 20 min trail and see how she does. Nervous because I don't want to injure her.
  6. Thanks for your reply. I had 2 vets come to my house to look at him, then took him to the university large animal clinic and the surgeon did not have much good to say about fixing him.
  7. Has anyone had a horse with both the deep and the superficial flexor tendons TOTALLY severed? And if so what was the outcome? I will never know what actually punctured my horses left hind leg, it happened when blacksmith was there and my horse's foot came down on his foot and he fell backwards and that spooked my horse. Several spooks happened in a split second and my horse's left hind leg slammed into the cart of tools. I don't know what happened after that because in trying to get my horse forward and away from the cart, I was slammed into the ground head first and knocked out. Long story but even though that cart was a long way from my horse, you can never be too careful when around horses.