For the past two days my mare Demi has been acting ouchy on her feet. She shifts weight onto her knee with the arthritis (This is very very odd for her) and at times she does the normal founder position (Bending back on her back legs to relieve pain). I called my farrier and a vet.
The farrier can't get out today but he told me to take her off grass, put her in a stall, and call the vet to get x-rays.
But he also told me that he isn't sure if she will be able to withstand the fixing of it because of the severity of her arthritis. I am devastated.
It is going to cost around $400 for the vet and farrier and we aren't even sure if her legs can handle it.
I am sorry I just needed to tell someone.
RIP Minnie, 1981-January 15, 2010
RIP Maggie Mae I miss you