Hey, I was wondering if anybody had any usefull advice...i recently purchased a vanner colt (grandson of the lionking) and he was in a sorry state.
He was riddled with worms, underweight and had a peculiar looking rump.
The previous owners said hed been attacked at 2 weeks old by 2 dobermans and their vet had said his hip had been pulled out and would be ok with time.
My vet had a good look and was amazed that he was still alive as he had had a fractured his pelvis and it had dropped loads and that he had major trauma to the base of his back and the vet who checked him when it happened shold have put him down...glad they didnt he's such a great lad. BUT my vet has no idea on how to rehabilitate him as he's never seen a horse survive...so any advice on exercises to help him build up muscle and get him using his hinds properly again will be greatly appreciated!
He's 90% in walk, just looks a little stiff but in trot he hops with his hinds and will trip reguarly.
He's not in any pain (vet has done a few basic flexion tests) and seems a happy contented little man but I want to do the best for him and let him live as long a life as possible. Thanks amy and rocky x