Just found out today that my beautiful boy's heart murmur is pretty severe. He is in no pain or discomfort what so ever - excellent news, however due to electronic pulses in work he is a bit like an unexploded bomb and heart could give up at any time or it might not! Of course the vets have air on the side of caution and recommend he be retired. He is 19 but looks a picture of health and nowhere near his years (this is the opinion of others not just me) He loves his work and being a glorified lawnmower would not be his idea of a good time and I certainly wouldn't have him PTS. Sorry I know there are people/ ponies a lot worse off I just love him so much and want everything to be ok!!