Im wondering if anyone could help me with some questions regarding "roaring" or laryngeal hemiplagia?? I have a leased horse hannovarian/tb/shire cross. I suspect she may have "roaring'. When I got her she hadnt really been exercised at all. So the past year she has been trailriding and I noticed that she would run out of wind with cantering especially up a hill. I thought she was just taking a bit more time than expected to get into shape. This summer she has been exercised more than enough to get her into good condiiton and yet she still "sucks through a straw" after we have cantered a distance esp. Up a hill. When riding with a group it is obvious she is lacking "wind". She appears to have all the symptoms however Im confused on the noise she would be making "roaring??" doesnt sound like roaring....it sounds literally like she is sucking through a straw! You can hear the decreased airflow. Also she has had a bit of a cough if ridden when it is dusty. I know the she needs to be scoped to be sure this is what is going on. Does anyone out there have a "roarer" that could let me know what to expect for the long haul if she was to stay in my life? And what does it sould like?? How did you deal with the diagnosis...surgery? No surgery how is that going?
Since discovering that she may have this we have been doing ground work which she seems very comfortable doing. No more long canters esp. Up hill!