So, I have decided to start this thread, in place of the previous one....Snickers and the mysterious hind-end saga. I've enjoyed posting many of her recent accomplishments, and found it no longer should remain under the topic of 'horse health'.
She has a hind-end issue, not yet firmly diagnosed. Lots of guesses. She is being treated for EPSM with diet and exercise. She tested neg for Type I, but is not out of the woods for Type II. However, before I have subject her to a muscle biopsy to rule that out, I decided to start with the diet and exercise treatment, as recommended by Dr. Beth Valentine, DVM, PHD.
Her problem has limited her, but now she has improved. I continue on this journey with my wonderful stock pinto, because I believe in her for what she does offer, even if it is not perfection in some peoples' eyes. Despite her dysfunction, she is one remarkable horse.
So, I will start this journal with where I ended my last thread....with a picture of her showing her resiliance in preparation for doing her first parade, when she just turned four a week ago.