05-09-2013, 12:45 AM
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Thank you all!
Remali- It was very strange actually. We were just out on a quick bareback hop-on ride, and she was being her usual rather high-strung, crowhopping self, then suddenly, she just stopped. We got to one of our favorite galloping spots, a large grassy hill, and it was just like she had lost all her energy. She just stood there. We tried to get her to move, first asking, then demanding, then coaxing, until we noticed that she had started trembling. That was when we decided to walk her back and see what my mom said. It took forever though, Maddie leading and me following on Broddi, sometimes having to whack her to keep her moving. All the while contemplating all sorts of horrible things that she could have, and if it was contagious, she is kept in the same pasture as a pregnant mare, and should we isolate her, ect. It didn't help that we had just talked in 4-H about several horrible equine diseases you can vaccinate against, and the symptoms, some of which were trembling, weakness, ect.
At first, we thought it was colic, then the vet thought grass tetni, then, after a blood test, diagnosed Lyme. She's back to riding tomorrow. We'll see how she does!