Originally Posted by Remali
You keep on saying she is a dumb horse, it seemed to me you did not think much of the horse for saying that.
I call one of my cats dumb all the time. And I believe he truly is dumber than my other cat. He's still a wonderful cat (luckily he's a friendly stupid), but if I dumped the two of them on the street tomorrow, the smarter one could figure out how to take care of herself and the dumb one would just follow people around until someone took pity on him or he starved. Saying that an animal is dumb doesn't mean you don't like them or take care of them.
She's likely not in pain from the swayback- it's a very dramatic looking condition but is not painful for the horse and they can even be ridden if you can find a saddle that fits them (because a poorly fitting saddle will still hurt them, even if the swayback itself doesn't!) The Truth about Horse Swaybacks