Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
As I am in work, I cannot view the videos.
I am trying to think of how to put this down without sounding horrid, or blunt.. please remember I am only thinking for your horse, and your pocket.
WHY WHY WHY has your vet not taken bloods?! If he drove an hour out, and you're paying for a serious evaluation, get him tested! You can't 'classically' diagnose Lyme's by LOOKING at a horse.
I would look for a new vet. That is irresponsible, IMO. The fact he is willing to pump your horse with medication WHICH YOU ARE PAYING FOR, without a proper diagnosis, and is then going to xray if that doesn't work to check for KS... this guy just wants you to line his pockets!!!
Secondly.. for a horse that has been in such bad shape as Cinny.. I would NEVER use a pessoa system. The only time I would use a pessoa is with a fit, working horse.. which Cinny currently is not!! It puts too much pressure to hold in to position, which he shouldn't be doing for five minutes.
That is, however, just my opinion. I am glad you are making progress, but I would STRONGLY advise bloods.