Cisco was a 43 year old pony who was once a professional jumping pony. He was retired and adopted to a loving family nearly 15 years ago. However, due to unexpected circumstances, his family needed to find him a new home. We immediately agreed to be his retirement home.
He suffered from severe arthritis and dropped fetlocks because of his past. He also took violent seizures that we were controlling by CBD oil. He was also on pain medications as needed.
With all that said, however, Cisco was thriving with us and loved to roll around and bask in the sun!UPDATE: May 3rd, 2019:
We would like to thank Dr Margaret for coming out to see Cisco today (Friday, May 3rd, 2019). The news is not good.
He did founder on his left hoof, but his "good" leg was significantly swollen today. We got x-rays taken (see below). You can see the difference between the left and right hoof. His fetlocks have dropped in the back hooves and now the front right is at a 90 degree angle which means his suspensory ligaments are damaged and dropping the fetlock. His left hoof is foundered.
Cisco is currently comfortable with wraps and medication. This will not be a problem we can resolve and will get rapidly worse. We have decided that we are going to be saying our goodbyes in a few days.
We know Cisco has touched the hearts of a lot of you and we would like to open our farm up this weekend if anyone would like to come and see him. Our hearts are broken but we have to do what is right for him. He has lived 43 years of a wonderful life. We will not let him suffer.
If you would like to come and visit please set up a time with Mindy Maryai-James either Saturday morning or Sunday anytime—you can email her at email@example.com
The next few days will be extremely difficult for the farm, our family, the rescue, Whiskey Miracle Pony and all of Ciscos friends - both equine and human.
If you would like to leave a comment below for Cisco, please feel free to do so.
UPDATE: May 6th, 2019:
With sad hearts, we said goodbye to Cisco today. Thank you to everyone who came to see him and sent him kind words and prayers. We really appreciate all of the support. If you'd like to leave a comment on this page (a memory with him, a goodbye…), please feel free to do so below.