Thursday, July 11, 2013

$1600 Later...

...My broken horse isn't broken anymore.

But my soul is crying deeply. And my bank account. There goes all my hard earned saved cash.

Cancer treatments (previously taken care of) and four hock injections later I can officially say I am part of the "forever broken horse club" and spent almost two grand in a month on my spoiled brat.

Yes. The pone failed his flexion tests with epic proportions. We trotted about 3 steps before the vet decided our fate.

One very drugged up poneh
 While it goes against everything I can think of...I know it will make him feel better about performing his favorite duties. AND it could be so much worse. I don't even want to think about it. So I'm going to bury the pain of spending my very hard earned and fleeting money deep down and focus on the positive.

Like so so many of your supporting words stated, he is an athlete and every athlete needs support at some time in their careers. AS long as I'm not using it like duct tape to keep him going, I feel a bit better about the whole deal. It still makes me sad.

Upcoming post will be happier pictures from rides yesterday! 

12 comments:

  1. Hope he gets to feeling better. That seems like a lot to get hocks injected?! I know you said you had the cancer treatment too but wow. Horses... The quickest way to spend $$...

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  2. Yeah agreed with Hillary, I don't think I even spent a quarter of that on hock injections.

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  3. The injections are $140 a pop. So that times four and the rrst was from cancer treatment

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  4. Boo about the money but glad he is going to be feeling better in no time!

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  5. Ouch. Cuna's injections set me back $500 each round, and that's both joints both legs. If Yanks needed that, he should feel AMAZING when he done. :) Cuna always does.

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  6. Oi, horses are great at draining the wallet.... Hope Yankee feels awesome, though! Gotta get back to your badassery! :)

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  7. cancer treatments?!?! How/when/where did i miss that!?!

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  8. Try not to beat yourself up too much, you made the best decision you could at the time. Yanks will be back to being a badass in no time :-)

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  9. Ouch on the price, but I'm sure that it was completely worth it! Hope he's back in action soon!

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  10. I got Ozzy's hocks injected once and did his ankle following his injury in 2010. Regular joint injections are not something to take lightly, but having to do them once or twice to keep a horse in work he enjoys isn't evil. Like you said, you're not using them like duct tape. Every athlete needs a tune up once in a while.

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  11. Hope it all works out for you!

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