I’ve decided to start a thread to document the progress of Ella, the paso fino I recently received as a (somewhat) rescue.
Most of you have seen me talk about her in other threads. She’s a fat little horse with chronic laminitis and likely Cushings. The owner was reluctant to give her up (despite having moved away) but the farrier talked her into giving me the horse.
Now Ella is in a new field, and receiving veterinary care and supplements.
She has uveitis, a corneal ulcer, chronic laminitis in two feet, with rotation of the coffin bone in one foot. The other foot has arthritis of the Pastern, with some beginnings of bone fusion.
So I paid $1100 to find out she’ll never be rideable again.
BUT the farrier thinks differently. She thinks Ella has a chance. And I may as well listen to the hopeful perspective! (Plus, the farrier has seen how neglected she was.)
With proper care, who knows what she can achieve?
I took a new video of her today, and I swear, she looks thinner already!
I’m almost tempted to give her a month on all her supplements before starting Prascend, just to see how much improvement I can get with pituitary and Metabolic support supplements from SMartPac. Because they really do seem to be helping.
There are three videos up of her condition and her walking. This is the one I took today: