Last year I bought an OTTB who I planned to show and jump on. Unfortunately, his previous owners apparently knew little about the horse. They failed to disclose he has a very old sesamoid fracture in his left hind, and claimed they didn’t know anything was wrong. This is extremely suspicious to me because although they they said they were jumping him for 2 years 4 times a week, I was only jumping him once a week for 2 months before I started to notice something was wrong.
We’ve had many vet opinions, and tried months of rehab, injections, and spent a lot of money before we finally decided he cannot jump. He still does flat work (I ride him 6x a week), enjoys trails, and is just the sweetest horse! It breaks my heart because I really love him, but still want to show and jump, but we cannot commit financially to another horse.
I need to find the best home for him possible, but have ruled out a therapy program or lesson program. Does anyone have any other ideas about what I could do with him?