Ok so I have read all of the threads on kissing spine, what I would like to know is who in the States has had the surgery for their horse? I have read that it is very common in Europe, but I can't really see flying my mare over for the surgery. Are there any vets out there who will perform the stand up surgery that is being done overseas? She was just diagnosed and we are lunging in the Pessoa and hand walking hills to strenthing her back right now. I just want to be prepared and have as much info as possible if this doesn't help.