Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
• Horses: 0
Ditto, even a little dex can cause a horse to founder.
You need to find the root cause.
What is different at home than was at camp?
Was she out 24/7 at camp and now in a stall with shavings? If so, bagged or shavings from the lumber mill?
What about hay? Does she get alfalfa?
You may have weeds or trees that weren't at camp that turn toxic as Fall approaches. Is she eating fallen tree leaves or weeds instead of grass?
What are you feeding in her feed pan that she was t getting at camp?
Maybe some of these things don't apply and that shortens up your "process of Elimination" list.
Also ditto Yogi's comment about "didn't have issues then but does now". A lot of things didn't used to bother me when I was young but they do now. Aging always begets new issues and it's tougher in animals because they can't tell us what is wrong --- we are left to figure out the root causes without their help:)
A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.
I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.