Oh, ugh. It's never fun when the horse you love turns out to be a money pit (I have one of those, although not to the extreme, fortunately). I have to say, these last couple posts have given me a laugh, though. Very clever!
Oh man. All I can say is, I'm so sorry. I'll never complain about Jaz trying to bankrupt me again.
Ha I bid!
It is okay to realize that this is not the best for you or the Denali and just let her pain end.
It would be easier to make a decision to do that Anonymous if she was in obvious pain, she's not. She's bright eyed and happy.
I always start to comment on your blogs & I feel like I never have quite the right words to say, so I never finish. But after the anonymous comment I want to add my 2 cents. This may turn novel, beware...I have a friend who has grown up around horses her whole life. They are her livelihood, her job, her life... not just a past time. She has a very realistic attitude about things, there's no emotion involved in decision making with horses. If the outcome is worth the $, she'll do it. If a horse becomes a potentially unridable money pit, it's gone. That is until this past week, when her BABY had an extremely severe colic episode, with only a 10% chance. And you know what she said? "He never gave up on me...so I couldn't give up on him." Well he's made it so far, & that statement really hit home for me.There are 2 kinds of "horse people". Those whose priority is their horses ability to do it's job, and those whose priority is to do THEIR job for the horse. I am in the latter category. Cheyenne is 3 and if she came up lame tomorrow, she would have a forever home with me, even if that meant never being able to ride again (since Lord knows I can't afford 2 horses!) Provided she is not in pain & her quality of life isn't compromised, I would say you have a forever friend in her. Don't give up on her, how can you when you've come so far? Things will get better. Things always do eventually. I am sorry things have been so hard for you and Miss D. Hang in there for now, see what the outcome of it all is. Ten years down the road if she has arthritis and it is painful for her to get around, I can understand anonymous' point. But for today, hang onto her. You've got a diamond in the rough ;)
Becky, Thank you. I needed that! That's exactly how I feel. When I need her, she's there for me. She hasn't given up. I don't think she will ever give up.
Denali is hurtShe is not in any painGive Ms. D a chance
She strikes me as a fighter. Perhaps a bit accident prone & self-destructive, but a fighter ;) lol
I bid first. ;)-Cygnata
Denali'll pull through, you'll see!-Cyg
Gryph, if you're lucky and you win you might just get a TB attached to those shoes ;0) Kidding! I know she will I can tell by the look in here eye she'll be fine. Financially I'll be broke, but hey, what can you do!
Gryph's allergic and I'm flat broke. ;) But give her more carrots for us anyway, please? ;) And exactly. Things WILL work out. She's a fighter.
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