Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Manitoba, Canada
We're hoping the reason she's fat is because she usually just stands in the corner of the pasture... doing nothing. I've boarded my horse at this place for 3 years and this horse is always doing just that. Nothing. Sometimes eating.
The cause of her founder is insane over grown feet - HIGH heels, bars layed over half the sole (assuming impacted), white line stetched out till tuesday. We never saw anyone do anything with this horse, then last week, the original owner passed away and a different boarder bought the horse. Last winter I just called her "founder pony" because no one knew it's name. Many of the horses in the pasture have similar looking feet - the farrier comes every... 8 weeks I think. Not often enough, and not enough is trimmed away. Shoeing was recommended, but we're going the barefoot route.