Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Canberra, Australia
Your story kind of reminded me of a time with one of my previous horses, Jezabella. I bought her as a yearling and she never really hurt herself ever, then one day I came out to the paddock and called her (she always trotted up) but this time she just looked at me and neighed and me a few times, so I walked down to have a look at her. On one of her front legs she had a little cut, I mean small as, maybe from a twiggy branch or something, but she was just resting her front foot on her toe. So I thought I would take her up and hose it off. I started walking her and she hobbled along on like three legs, putting almost no pressure on her front leg, you have never seen a more lame horse. I thought she was going to fall over. I started to worry about her, maybe something else was wrong, so I got her to the yards, hosed of her leg. She just stood for about ten minutes with her leg in the air while I hosed her. I gave her dinner and after it her leg was fine and she was not even limping. She was just being a little wimp.