Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
Ichigo, I would suggest firstly getting her insured.
Secondly, pictures of her feet would be good.
My dad's mare was the same ;) Our vet was completely useless and took xrays WITH A SHOE ON (we knew no better) and once we moved to a different yard and used a different vet, she was prescribed with having navicular. This was fortunate as the other vet was going to snip her nerve ending so she could be worked.
With retraining and Obar shoes, she's now fine- colder weather makes her stiff. Are all the hooves the same sort of size, or are any noticeably smaller? I've been told this is a sign of navicular.
I would say Xrays are a must.. on the other side, the money is an issue. If she's in the field and she's fine as she is, I would start saving every penny you can, then get the xrays done when you can as she's obviously still enjoying life out in the field!