Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Does anyone have any experience with this? I've done internet research, so I know the basics. Scout was roaring really bad yesterday (when I got him, the owner told me he had ulcers...shame on me for believing her...my trainer worked for his vet, and I trusted her opinion, and I also trusted the owner who works for the same vet - stupid stupid stupid). The vet came out right after I took him home, gave him a physical, and said he was OK except for his breathing on the lunge line.
I haven't had a scope on him yet, because the only place to get the surgery is up in Fort Collins and I simply don't have the money if it comes down to surgery. Do you know if being in shape has anything to do with it? Yesterday was the worst the roaring's ever been - but I lunged him for about 20 mins and was riding him for about 45 mins. He hasn't really been worked for three months (for a horse that's used to being in really lean shape), and I've managed to get him to gain about 100 lbs. On top of that, I was riding him, adding to his weight.
Could the roaring be worse because of these factors? Or is it like asthma and it doesn't matter how good of shape you're in - you're going to have trouble breathing?
Now....on to the general forum for my rant about yesterday.