Originally Posted by sheenaschlytter
So my question could she have been faking it, had a rock and kicked it out on her own, or could in be that she is off while going down hill only. If it is that what can I do for her.
No, horses do not lie. It is/was real.
They are however very stoic animals by nature & also much of the time minor signs of discomfort aren't noticed until they're obviously lame. I'm not a vet & is impossible to say what's wrong or therefore what you should do about it from just an email anyway, sorry.
She did founder 6 months ago according to my farrier ( I did not own her) and he said she is growing out very well and has very hard feet. He sid she will not be fully backto normal for another 3 or 4 tirms so could that effect her down hill motion. Though she foundered in front and this was the back.
Probably not that, *assuming she's trimmed well* & has good, short heels & toes. She is all connected(I hope!), so a front-end prob can appear as a back-end symptom though. It may have been purely mechanical 'founder' or such, but it's commonly due to a metabolic problem, which is why many horses are 'prone' to laminitis. I'd look at ecirhorse.com & safergrass.org for more info on managing her proactively to avoid repeats, but it's possible a 'low grade' laminitic 'attack' made her a bit sensitive going down hill.
and BTW I am so glad to find this site I haveno horse friends in the real world to ask crazy horse questions to |
Oh, the real world is sooo overrated!