Hi all! I’m looking for a few last retirement options before putting my horse to sleep. Background follows.
I rescued the horse five years ago, she’s sweet, has taught me a lot but is also holding me back. While I certain few trainers can ride this horse beautifully I cannot. I’ve never been able to canter her safely-she bolts. Unless warmed up properly or when in a panic she rears. we had a pretty significant accident 2years ago. My riding has regressed & it’s no longer enjoyable. I’ve spent tons of money on advanced vetting, chiro, and trainers. She requires regumate and do to repro issues cannot be bred.
The horse does not do well on field board, too low on the totum pole and doesn’t like it. I’m debating listing her as a companion horse but am concerned about her being redirected back into the slaughter pipe line. Am I overly concerned? Does anyone know of any reputable partial stall board retirement homes? Our last option is a short, full care retirement followed by putting her down.