My draft cross is displaying symptoms of EPSM (NOT EPM). EPSM is a disease which affects the muscles.
She has these symptoms:
- Grumpy under saddle
- weakness through the loins, stifles, and croup
- refusal to go forward in canter
- balky under saddle
- sometimes an unidentifiable lameness that seems to switch limbs
- recently started cross cantering in both directions on back feet
She only displays these symptoms when exercising and from what I've read, they are symptoms of EPSM. Let me also make it clear that the vet/chiro have said that her saddle fits fine. She does this with EVERY rider, not just me.
She has not had a confirmed diagnosis from the vet (who has yet to come out to see her, will sometime in the next week or so), so this is my best guess to explain her behavior.
Does anyone have a horse with EPSM or have experience with the disease?