Gremmy- The info I posted was the info they told me about when she was Xrayed and whatnot. These are the type of people that if they have a horse they expect it to "work" until it can no longer work anymore, so basically running them into the ground.(I don't agree with it at all, the mare should have been retired years ago) Poor mare was limping all this past show season and yet they refused to retire her, instead they buted her up and she still limped with the bute. They were even debating RUNNING her next year!(I'm glad they're not) And yes this mare pounds incredibly hard so it honestly wouldn't surprise me if more damage hasn't taken place and I'm pretty sure it has given the recent discoveries.
Casey- They wont get the vet out until it's basically the horse is about to drop dead. Which I don't understand why, they use the same vet as me and his prices are EXTREMELY generous.
Cat- if it was my mare she would have had Xrays over the years to check everything, but alas she is not mine.
Natisha- The only person out to see the horse when they found her soles completely bruised was the farrier. He never mentioned a thing about the navicular, never brought up the idea of founder, nothing as far as I know. He even suggested putting new shoes on her WITH HER FEET BLEEDING. Which honestly doesn't surprise me. He used to be my farrier and I found out he didn't go to farrier school just one of those guys who learned on his own, I switched real fast and foudn out he was shaping my old man's back feet all wrong. They wont switch though they adore him and have been through too many farriers to count!
Like I said I wish I could do something but she's not mine. I was just wondering what would cause her soles to completely bruise up to a dark purple and bleed when rasped. =(
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