My farrier and have discussed that my horse has developed laminitus!
He is a very wise man when it comes to horses and I do trust him but I thought I would double check on this because I have heard a few different things...
This is what he told me would help improve her current lamintius condition:
1. Exercise her up and down hills to help push the soul flat
2. Feed her chaff and mix in 1 tbs of copper sulphate.
Number two is the one i'm concerned about because I have heard different information form different people:
- The man at the food barn says your not supposed to feed copper sulphate to horses, it's poison.
- My older sister, who knows quite a bit about horses says, she thought you only soak it's foot in it.
-While a friend who has worked with horses for a long time says feeding her copper sulphate is fine as long as you never feed her ONE bit more than 1 tbs a day ( with her feed)
So I really don't know which way to go and need all your advice, please!
Also, I was told horses go down a hill in zig zags, otherwise it's too hard on their joints...but my horse just charges straight down..? ( and it's a fairly decent hill)
Thanks in advance!