Actually, his owner bought him two years ago!! I wasn't experienced enough when we first met this lady (she had had him for a year already), so I started out with the swaybacked old QH. Then, I rode him a little, but he proved to be too much for me - then. Now, we get along fine. So, I used Sam for a year and a half when he was fit enough - that was when I learned the most.
He actually has been sick for the last couple days - yesterday morning his owner called while I was doing my schoolwork (I'm homeschooled) and said he was down and acting not-so-hot. I went over as soon as I was done and he was up and moving, but he still was a little slow and not his energetic self. The vet came and took his pulse and temp., his heart rate was 12 (should have been 36) and his temp was 96 (should have been closer to 100). His gums were pale, too.
The vet took some blood samples and tested them, and said he was anemic (low iron, I think).
I know that the way he was acting was NOT normal, usually he's so spunky and jittery, I can barely avoid being stepped on! He hasn't been wormed for 5 MONTHS (yeah, I know, not good), so I was wondering...could parasites be causing this? I'm praying that the vet will know what to do, because I see so much potential in this horse...Please pray that this issue will resolve soon enough for us to keep riding...on and into the sunset.......
"Horses are proof that God wants us to enjoy life"
SAVE THE MUSTANGS!!!!