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        09-17-2013, 10:18 PM
      #161
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    Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
    Yeah I can definitely see that! Well regardless Snickers has come such a long way!
    Yes Sky, you are right! She just has a disability, nothing more. Going downhill is her ultimate obstacle. When I ride her downhill, I just have to pay attention and do things a little different. I think I will keep taking walks with the girls up this mesa to see if anything changes in time. It's good for all of our butts anyway!
         
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        09-17-2013, 10:20 PM
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    Yeah, can see it too. She's concentrating a lot . I stick with my previous description, as if a nerve impulse doesn't quite arrive where it is meant to go. Or not full force. Can't come up with a better description. But, if that's the only thing that's visible, I think you can live with that. So can Snickers
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        09-18-2013, 01:08 AM
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    Yeah, can see it too. She's concentrating a lot . I stick with my previous description, as if a nerve impulse doesn't quite arrive where it is meant to go. Or not full force. Can't come up with a better description. But, if that's the only thing that's visible, I think you can live with that. So can Snickers
    How did you get so smart desert???? It really seems like you have been around the block a few times...lol! Thank you so much for all of your insight, comments, advice and wisdom!

    Yes, Snickers and I will be just fine. She has a disability, she is not crippled...and I don't even think she realized it or even cares. She always seems like a very happy girl, full of life and curiosity. She is a true character and partner and always puts a smile on my face.
         
        09-18-2013, 09:59 AM
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    That's when it does look like a bit of stifle weakness - though it might be something as simple as her 'feeling' a sharp bit of stone and going 'ouch'
         
        09-18-2013, 12:34 PM
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    Originally Posted by Oldhorselady    
    How did you get so smart desert???? It really seems like you have been around the block a few times...lol! Thank you so much for all of your insight, comments, advice and wisdom!

    Yes, Snickers and I will be just fine. She has a disability, she is not crippled...and I don't even think she realized it or even cares. She always seems like a very happy girl, full of life and curiosity. She is a true character and partner and always puts a smile on my face.
    I have been around the block a few times alright..... I'm OLD.....eeeeeck.....

    She's a real happy-go-lucky character, and this is a biiiiiiig plus!
         
        09-18-2013, 10:02 PM
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    That's when it does look like a bit of stifle weakness - though it might be something as simple as her 'feeling' a sharp bit of stone and going 'ouch'
    She walks downhill like this on any terrain....stoney or soft. She can also have some of this movement in tight circles on uneven ground.
         
        09-24-2013, 09:27 AM
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    We went on a group trail ride the other day and I thought this was a cute picture of both of my horses together. Snickers is getting closer to the water....

         
        09-24-2013, 10:32 AM
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    You're so lucky to have that beach to ride on
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        10-06-2013, 09:31 PM
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    So, it has been several months now of Snickers being on her EPSM diet and receiving regular exercise. I wanted to make a final note in here that she is stable with her improvement. I can't say that she has made any further improvements. I think she is at her best. I never expected her to be perfect and she has come a VERY long way. It's good to be at this point, since I now know what she is capable of and can plan accordingly. There is no more guess work or mystery. I am very grateful for THAT alone. The frustration has ended on our journey and I can just enjoy her for her. She is very happy and brings me joy every day.

    With all of this being said, thanks to your all who have followed our journey. There were many times that I needed support and advice. Many times I felt alone and crazy. Many times I also felt sad, thinking the worst for Snicker's future.

    Now, I can put all of that aside with confidence, in diagnosis as well as her abilities. I hope that this can also show other people facing the same type of diagnosis, that this is not a death sentence. This journal has come to an end.....
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        10-07-2013, 03:56 PM
      #170
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    Thank you for sharing
         

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