Thanks for this 'wtf'. I was hoping that someone who has done the procedure would comment - as I didn't want to listen to 'hear-say' from people with no experience. It is much more common than people think. Do you mind if I send you a message privately about your experience? 'KP' I don't think I am 'missing the point'. I am doing this so my horse no longer lives in pain - it is unethical to leave a horse in constant pain. In this situation, my vet has said that the deterioration will not worsen with work. And unless you are qualified in this procedure, I think I'd be better off listening to my vet than yourself (although I appreciate your feedback). My vet and I have tried every other procedure - and yes, she has had months of stall rest.