Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: An English Girl living in beautiful Alberta, Canada
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Originally Posted by ShannonSevenfold View Post
would doing this potentially harm a horse in the long run? Is it even healthy to give a horse bute on a regular basis?
Blimey yes! It's like going out for as run with a sprained ankle. Not only will the ankle get worse, but because the ankle's not supporting the rest of the leg as it should, the runner will imitate possible damage his knee as well.
The BO in question is showing a quite astonishing lack of intelligence and compassion.
The only time when I have known horses buted and ridden is really when an aged horse has arthritis that is relieved by excise, and the pain relieved by bute. But that should only be done with the support of a vet.
Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.