Hi All! I am new to the forum and thought maybe I can find some help, ideas, thoughts, etc.
I have a 10y/o Irish TB named Forrest Gump that rescued. He was 500lbs underweight, anemic, muscle wasting, etc. It has been almost a year to date and I am proud to say he had an amazing comeback! His anemia went away within a month of treatment and the heart murmur just went away with the vet visit last week!
When I got him we noticed he was in pain and I had a Chiro look at him. We did a lameness exam and noticed his Sacroiliac joint was in pain. So through a series of bute rehab and longing rehab we were able to eliminate the pain. He had a significant hitch and dragged his toe. I haven't ridden him, due to being underweight, but I have the go ahead to ride. It has been noticed that he doesn't "move quite right" behind.
I'm hoping that its due to the muscle wasting and not being in shape for nearly 4 years. Does anyone have any experience with horses like him? Issues? What did you do?
I am posting some pictures and videos below! Thanks everyone!
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