What could be wrong with him?
He's not my pony, so I have no decisions as to what happens to him, but I was just really curious as to if you guys have any idea. My BO/riding instructors pony has been sick lately. We used him in pony camp, and one day we noticed that he was sweating badly and puffing-it was only 80 degrees, nothing that he hasn't been through before. Plus he had only been walking, standing, and trotting a little bit. We immediately got the rider off of him, took off the saddle, and hosed him down. He has had all dewormers and vaccinations. We've also noticed that anytime he has a rider on him back (none of which have been too big for him) and they are just standing (not walking) he parks out, and then he will step forward, stand there for a moment, and park out again. Since that day we haven't put a rider/saddle on him at all. We put a fan in his stall, although I haven't seen him standing in front of it much. Unless he is eating or there is a lot of noise around, he lays down. He has been passing urine and stool perfectly fine-we did check to see if there was any dirt blocking his urine flow (there wasn't.) My BO has had me walking him around everyday to get his exercise so his legs are stretched. She says 'walk him 10 times around the dressage arena everyday, unless he says he absolutely cannot do it. If he is feeling good that day, see if he'll trot with you' Its been about 2 weeks. Throughout those 14 days, I think I've had 4 days where he told me he couldn't walk. I've had 2 days where I thought he felt good enough to trot, but when I asked he said he didn't want to. Anybody have any guesses as to what is wrong? I'm really sorry about the novel! I had a lot to say but I'm bad at shortening things up!.
Eventing: the only sport where you wear your medical information strapped to your arm.