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        07-26-2010, 02:14 AM
      #71
    Weanling
    Bless her heart - :( That is all I have to say. I hope for the best!
         
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        07-26-2010, 02:18 AM
      #72
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by fltrailrider    
    As a horse owner who has owned a horse that had laminitis, my advice is to humanely put this horse down. She will never be sound and lives every day in excrutiating pain. Despite her attitude, do you not think she lives in pain everyday? I feel you are doing a real disservice to this horse.
    That's a lark. Hundreds of horses get laminitis and get it bad and make recovery's. I owned an Arab gelding that foundered up so bad, we almost put him down. We SHOULD have put him down. But I was a kid and my parents and grandpa kept putting it off. By some complete miracle, with some barefoot farrier work, he calloused up and started walking right again, albeit a bit wonky from how funny his hooves are now.

    This happened 10 years ago and now at 17 years old, not only is he still alive he is still SOUND. I have had him x-rayed and the vet is in disbelief that he's still standing much less racing around his pasture like a 3 year old due to the degree of rotation on his coffin bones. He moves out funny now and he's nothing but a trail horse, but he survived all odds and even rallied back to be a SOUND riding horse. He has never taken a lame step from the day he started walking again.

    This is not the case for all horses, and definitely I would put this horse down, but your statement is just ridiculous at best and a really lousy attempt to make the OP feel like crap because YOU couldn't be bothered to actually READ the thread.
         
        07-26-2010, 04:54 AM
      #73
    Yearling
    Printesa is getting a weekly treatment. Unfortunately I did not arrive in time yesterday to take pictures for you guys.

    She has gained a bit of weight, the hoof is slowly (veeery slowly) growing.
    The tissue is clean, no infection sign anywhere.

    She became also a bit more vivid over the last months. Even started nipping a bit

    As soon as we can - which is probably next Sunday - we'll post pictures of her hoof.

    MM, thanks for defending the OP :) but I assure you she's a tough little cookie, really hard to discourage her. Otherwise she would not be one of the most valued volunteers at the center
         
        07-26-2010, 10:49 AM
      #74
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by inaclick    
    Printesa is getting a weekly treatment. Unfortunately I did not arrive in time yesterday to take pictures for you guys.

    She has gained a bit of weight, the hoof is slowly (veeery slowly) growing.
    The tissue is clean, no infection sign anywhere.

    She became also a bit more vivid over the last months. Even started nipping a bit

    As soon as we can - which is probably next Sunday - we'll post pictures of her hoof.

    MM, thanks for defending the OP :) but I assure you she's a tough little cookie, really hard to discourage her. Otherwise she would not be one of the most valued volunteers at the center
    I had wondered if you were from the same facility. Glad to see you here! I personally am rooting for Princess and have become one of this little mare's big fans. She has a lot of heart and it seems to me she is telling everyone she is not ready to give up - and that needs to count for something as well. I hope she continues to surprise everyone!
         
        07-26-2010, 12:21 PM
      #75
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Indyhorse    
    I had wondered if you were from the same facility. Glad to see you here! I personally am rooting for Princess and have become one of this little mare's big fans. She has a lot of heart and it seems to me she is telling everyone she is not ready to give up - and that needs to count for something as well. I hope she continues to surprise everyone!
    Yep, I am from the same facility. ****ed_Evan brought me in, and we met on this forum so thank you guys as well :)

    Yes Printesa surprises everyone, especially me since I did not know she started biting Nothing serious though.
    As I left now, she was hopping around in the main yard, munching hay. I sent her your best wishes
         

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