I have been told about the rings. =/ According to most of the people who've seem them it just means she had a laminitic like episode or something like that, and hopefully not that she actually has had laminitis. The rings aren't as bad in the newer hoof so I'm hoping that they're right. She's never been "off" and her hooves look totally normal except for the rings so I'm hoping it's alright.
And over the summer she had some major hoof stress going on, she was shod (first time in probably over 5 years, if ever) and the shoes were left on from the end of June to the end of August. >.< But then I took over her farrier schedule and fixed that. They were on so long that she was actually lame from them, the only time I've seen her be lame. So I'm kinda hoping that it's just from that or something... =/
She was severely overweight for most of her life (like, the kind where you can see all the fat deposits and none of her true structure) so I wouldn't be surprised if she had foundered, I just really hope it's not true.
And even if she has, there's not really anything I can really do. My BO is pretty crazy and she doesn't get the whole "horses with founder need special care" deal. >.< As soon as I get financially stable, which I'm working on very hard, I'm going to move Lacey asap and then life will be better, I hope.
Fabio - 13 year old Arab/QH gelding
Hazel - 14 year old Angora goat
Atticus - 4 year old LaMancha/Alpine cross goat
Rest peacefully, Lacey.