Hi everyone,i'm a lucky new horse owner. Rumor is said to be full arabian. Also said to be 1 month w/foal when I got her, i've had her since sept 23 09 (almost a month). She was on her way to auction, I do not know alot about her past, the lady was not very honest or forthcoming. She just said the horse has some arthritis. Rumor is very sweet and gentle, she is underweight, had rain rot, has a large knot on left front knee. We take short trail rides, bareback and with bitless reins, I am far from a pro, but she pleases me for all the more I ask of her. A horse I can trust is of the most importance to me, and I certainly trust this sweet heart. Any comments would be apreciated. Does she look full arabian? Also, aprox. How many cups does a "scoop" equal. I feed 3 x's a day (blue seal demand) and MY scoop is 3-4 cups. She gets the blue seal twice, and once/day she gets the same amount of a 12% sweet feed, all the hay she wants as we got snow the past two days(no pasture:(). I have lots of questions reguarding meds for her arthritis as well, is DMSO and MSM for people? Can I giv a horse people meds? Cod liver and flax seed, I can buy these for myself, can I giv same to my horse. Any thoughts about glucosamine sulfate? Bute that you giv a horse, is this the same bute that drug addicts are taking???? Lots of questions here, anybody up for rumor and I?