I was down at the barn, Sundance was tied to his post closest to the tack ropom, Chanti's rope was just slid through the ring and not tied. I had finished brushing her, then I used the rasp to trim up her front hooves a bit and then I brushed Sundance down and trimmed one of his front feet. I moved over to the other side of him to get his other foot and Chanti swung her butt toward him and I went over to pull her up because that makes Sundance nervous, and as soon as she stepped up, she did this leaning sideways deal, her eyes got real big, her head went up, she was falling sideways and she went backwards, hit the post Sundance was tied to, then fell sideways towards the middle of the barn and fell down on her side. Her legs were stiff, and I was just thinking "Oh God, she's going to die!!"
She never appeared to lose consciousness and she got up, shook the dirt off. She was breathing a little heavier, and kept lifting her right front leg and setting it down. She yawned real big and after a few minutes she started walking around.
I was shaking, about ready to cry(still am) because she has never done anything like that.
My first thought was really HYPP but as far as I know she doesn't have Impressive in her and like I said, it's never happened before.
I am so so worried about her.
I'm not sure it was a seizure, but don't know what else would make her fall over.
What does this sound like to ya'll?
I'm going to call the vet tomorrow and see what all tests they can run and how much it'll cost and if they take payments because I know we can't afford to pay in full :(
I have never been so scared in my life.
I can't think of anything different. Exercise isn't any different, she hasn't had any injury to her head that I know of, but it seems this year it's been really hard to keep weight on her. She's dewormed regularly and normally she stays fat all the time.
I'm thinking I should definitely have a CBC done on her, and perhaps the HYPP test, but again, she's never shown any symptoms and she isn't even heavily muscled.
I'm just so worried and scared. She's my forever horse, I don't want to lose her.