Originally Posted by Guilherme
If someone took you out into a big field in Texas, blindfolded you, and then asked to identify the animal making a noise that sounded like dozens of shod animals running most folks would say "horses"; but some would say "Zebras." ;)
When working on gait issues beware of becoming a "Zebra chaser."
Not sure if you're referring to me
. But apparently there are "zebras" out in that field and more than people want to admit. The vets in So. California told me they're seeing a rise in Wobbler's in TWH's (I talked to several when my horse was diagnosed, trying to decide what to do). Here's a site that even mentions TWH's as one of the breeds. Wobbler Syndrome in Horses: An Overview | TheHorse.com
Just checked the link, doesn't work. Still leaving it for reference.
Low grade Wobbler's is hard to identify. Here's my SSH who had it.
Most people looking at him would not assume he had Wobblers. He improved with exercise and shoeing, but never learned to canter or gait properly and still stumbled/fell down.
I bring it up because so few people are aware, it should probably be on the list of things to consider if your TWH is stumbling and having other problems.