how do you tell if a horse has foundered?

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    07-14-2012, 07:01 AM
how do you tell if a horse has foundered?

Ok, so my friend has gotten a 15yr old fleabitten grey pony on a free lease. We thought that he may have foundered because of his hesitance to move... so my question is, how can you tell if a horse has foundered?

Any help would be great,
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    07-14-2012, 10:58 AM
If you don't know the signs of founder, have a farrier look at the horse's feet.

There are plenty of reasons other than founder why a horse refuses to move, usually because the person asking is someone the horse doesn't think they need to obey.

It's more likely a respect issue than anything physical.
    07-14-2012, 10:47 PM
Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
It's more likely a respect issue than anything physical.
I don't get how you can assume that without a LOT more info?? Granted, it may not be physical, but who knows??

OP, look up 'low grade' or 'sub clinical' laminitis. Hopefully if it is laminitis, it hasn't progressed to more chronic or acute symptoms. More info & pictures would be helpful if you want us to give our opinions.
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    07-16-2012, 07:20 AM
Ok, thanks. :)

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