Maybe she's better? (lame/arthiritic horse)
So, I bought my horse two years ago, she was a reining horse. She was 13 at the time, now 15. Shortly after purchasing her, she was sore in her legs often. We had the vet out and he said that she would be good for a pleasure horse, but no hard riding.
She was good for a year riding her off and on, but then she started becoming sore basically all the time, with rarely a day that she wasn't really sore. (I'm talking lame, head bobbing)
We had the vet out again, he flexed her leg then got me to trot her out, and it was insane how lame she was. It was like she was limping badly. He said that she had arthritis and should probably be retired.
So, that's when we decided to just retire her to be a pasture pet :]
So she hasn't been ridden in almost a year, and she seems to be better, if that's possible. Her legs always used to be hot all the time, but her's haven't been hot in awhile. Although, sometimes they do get hot if she runs around alot.
Today I took her out to a bigger field to go for a walk, and she was so excited. I started jogging, and she went into a huge trot, swinging her head around. I let her go so she could run around. She went cantering around up and down the hill.
Is it possible that her arthirits could have been reversed due to rest? Maybe she could be lightly ridden again?
She seems like she wants a job, she always liked going for rides before.
Do you think I should call the vet to come see her again? Or, would that probably be a waste of my money when it will be the same conclusion?
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