I am posting this because I am sad and I know everyone here as been through something similar.
My up and coming eventer mare, 6yo OTTB, has been an absolute dream to work with. Just sweetest amateur horse ever, beautiful, and willing. Things were fine through most of 2020 but we ran into some lameness issues early 2021 correlated with hock arthritis as part of her track baggage. (Surprisingly X-rays unexciting).
We came up with a management plan which has kept her happy until recently and her lameness has definitely popped back up in a more severe way. L hock again. Getting a second opinion from very reputable equine surgeon soon but still just so sad. I’m worried that this amazing horse may not be my long term eventer.
I know I need to wait and see what the other doc says but im just worried and sad. I really love this horse and fall more in love with her every interaction…. She and I mesh so well.