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        06-25-2013, 10:58 AM
    Sounds like you have a plan
    The heels seem a bit high, yes, and the healthy frog just has to grow. Keep going with the goo. It works.
    Get her a ration balancer rather yesterday. As long as she gets that grain-y stuff, she's at risk. I'd be a little careful with pasture too. Even if grass is short( that's the most dangerous one).

    Once possible work her. The neck will improve with work.
    For correcting her toeing out.....I don't think you can safely do too much without causing pain again....I have one of those.......once they're older than 6 months, the structures are " set"....
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        06-25-2013, 01:22 PM
    The grass is old mature grass with a little bit shorter stuff in between. Hard to believe on a half acre it grew faster than a horse couldn't keep it down, now it's over my knees and in seed. It's pretty much done growing until late August so she's munching the long stems to keep busy.

    Exactly about her legs, she's 14 years old, her legs are what they are, may not be pretty but they sure get her one place to another without a problem. Still teaching her she isn't a giraffe but we're getting there, she has enough muscle to jog with her head a little above level for 50 to 100 feet at a time, it will come.

    Thanks for the help, learn something new daily.
        06-25-2013, 02:54 PM
    The long seeded grass is okay. The short, stressed( by drought, overgrazing, nightly frost) is the dangerous one, it hoards all sugars for " better" times....the sugars which can cause laminitis in easy keepers.
    I think once her feet don't hurt anymore, her neck and back will relax and she'll carry herself much better.
    You're well on your way

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