Yeah, someone said it was probably titanium, which I would think is correct. I have 12 screws and 2 rods in my back, for about $10,000, not including the surgery (or cost to put together the leg) which obviously involves a ton of special engineering. Sheesh... that is alot for a horse, I think I would just like my horse to live with wings up in heaven (or wherever you believe)
STALL RISK-Acquired horseitis
She is clothed with strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future. Prv 31:25
This is the third horse I've heard about with a prosthetic leg. Apparently, horse prosthetic legs must be really well-made, all the horses can walk/trot/gallop/buck just fine with them on, they're like a normal leg but probably take some getting used to as they don't bend and flex like a real leg.
My opinion is, if we can wear 'em, why can't they? If it's not going to hurt them, if they adapt to a prosthetic, and if you love your horse enough, give them a second chance at life. Though that's really expensive for a prosthetic, I'd fundraise for my horse if he needed one. I'm not going to let my best friend go if I can continue to give him a good quality of life. I wouldn't put my human bestfriend down, if she lost a leg
Just gotta watch out though, who knows how much it'd hurt to get kicked by a prosthetic?
Max "Maximum Blue Titan" ~ 2010 bay roan QH gelding
Molly ~ 2007 dapple grey Welsh cross mare
It's because I love my horses so much that I would choose to send them across the rainbow bridge instead of putting them through a very painful process that may or may not save the horse's life.
"Her shyness fell away like a nightgown, as if realizing that she was finally beautiful - in her own way."
thats great that they helped this horse! he's so cute, i think it's great that they did this!
i have also seen someone do this for their cow and shetland pony!