I was supposed to go on a trail last week but Lady, my rescue, had a melt down and almost killed herself. I had suspected a mild brain trauma from before I got her because nothing I ever taught her seemed to really stick, a friend offered to try but nothing worked for him either so he gave Lady back to me. I took her to the vet after her melt down and the vet confirmed brain damage. The vet thinks that she reared up and fell backwards smacking her head pretty hard sometime before she was sent to auction. There is evidence of brain swelling and brain damage which explains why she doesn't seem to remember anything I do with her. I'm looking for a new caretaker for her because I don't have the means to do it. She needs to be an only horse because she looses it around other horses. She will run through, or try to, anything to get away from them, hence the trip to the vet. I was really hoping she was just a nervous horse but now that I know she'll benefit.
I guess that explains why she seemed so interested in everything when I rode her a few days ago. She looked at everything like it was the first time she saw it. I guess it's good she's not spooky because it could have ended terribly.
Show me a horseman who hasn't fallen and I'll show you a man who has never truly ridden.
Last edited by BlooBabe; 03-20-2013 at 12:19 PM.