This horse is not in pain and he is not suffering from anything.
I have pressed on his hooves and all down his legs - squeezing and pressing and massaging his legs and his whole body. He did not show any new signs that would indicate pain or hurting.
I know I am not hurting him. I watch all his movements, ears, eyes, any head raising, etc.
I warmed him up on the ground first - trotting and loping him on the ground.
WHen he loped he didn't show any pain or hurting, his legs were only stiff.
We have called a vet and she said that from we described from everything that it is most likely just him showing his age and we shouldn't worry about it.
I am very careful with my horses. If I see one tiny little meaningless scratch, I will get worried and put something on it because I love them so much and I don't want anything to happen to my boys.
My horses mean the world to me - I don't know what I would do if they left or if they got seriously injured.
I understand your concern as well, and thank you for that. But when I first saw Golley's weight loss and stiffness - I was very worried and scared. I have known these horses since I can remember and if anything happened to them, well, there are just no words to describe it. No horse could replace any horse I ever had through my lifetime - and I have gone through a lot of horses. We have sold our close horses and some of our even better horses have passed on. One of our horses died from cancer a few years ago - she was on of the best and most beautiful horses we ever had.
Don't worry, Palomine. I love my horses too much to even do the slightest thing if anything was hurting or even look like it might.
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