Originally Posted by Kiara
I think what people here are referring to is the tension in her face. In all the pictures her face looks very tense, which can lead to the assumption that she isn't happy.
Exactly. Her face does not look relaxed and happy at all.
Flat back is not listening.
One thing to think about with an older horse and arthritis. If they are sore every where, they might not look lame to many people.
She looks like a wonderful kind horse who is trying to do what you want even if it is not easy for her.