I'm reading and reading, everything I can find online. I emailed her owner on it and told her I think this is what it is and that it doesn't sound like it's that big of a deal to treat. The stall that she is kept in during the day, is on the end of the barn. It is a dirt floor barn but it is muddy all the time when I'm out there because it rains every day now and the water must get into their somehow...probably all the stalls are wet, just some more than others. The barn isn't completely closed in, so some rain probably blows in I'm guessing. I can't say much for the hay as there hasn't been much of any out there lately. I'm figuring they just can't afford it...sometimes there's just a bale or two, sometimes just some scraps. When I went out there on sunday, each horse was given a handful of scraps because that's all that was left. But they were waiting for someone who was supposed to be bringing food later that day. That was sunday, when I went out today there was no hay...just bags of grain. This horses owner's horses get turned out at night and her mothers horses (its her mothers house) get turned out during the day. This just makes me really sad because I feel like these horses aren't cared for very well to begin with, now this horse might have heaves! I have always thought, since the horses were moved out there, if I owned a horse...I would NOT board it out there. The place where they used to be was MUCH better, although there wasn't much grass to speak of. At least their stalls were in better condition and there was less garbage in the pasture.