Circle of life

After a long struggle with Jasper’s lameness issues we reluctantly made the decision to have him put down this week.

It’s been a journey that involved chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and numerous trips to the veterinarian for laser therapy.  While those treatments all seemed to help some, none of them fixed the underlying problem. The vet finally took some x-rays allowed Jasper to be formally diagnosed with ring bone in both front legs. We possibly could have kept him going through the summer with regular doses of Bute, but he was still in a lot of discomfort–to the point that he was unable to keep up with the other horses when they would run out to the pasture or back to the barn.

Kid 3 realized she didn’t have any pictures with Jasper, so we had a little photo shoot last weekend.  He was a good horse and will be missed.


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