I think the vet needs to come out and euthanize me!
Let's see, I've got:
2. Windpuffs (sprained and broken ankles)
3. Arthritis in lower back and neck
4. digestive problems with anywhere from loose stool to impaction
5. Need corrective shoeing - I walk toe first and then heel! - most definitely NQR!!!
6. Poor vision both far and near
7. A pronounced broodmare belly or hay belly
8. I was spayed in my 30's so no breeding potential at all.
9. I'm too old to breed now anyway!
10. Teeth need floating every 3 months and have periodontal disease...
11. Get gas colic after eating sausage
12. Front fetlock joint recently had cortisone shot - may need surgery.
13. Hair changing color - going grey fast!
See why I say euthanasia might be in store. Right now though I am a good pasture ornament....
Aren't we obsolete ones glad that they closed the slaughter plants here?
I have kissing spines, and I colicked bad enough a few years ago to need emergency surgery. I have a windpuffy ankle. I'm a very easy keeper (too easy) and have put myself back on dry-lot. I was retired this spring. Now I only do light trail work.
I have windpuffs (literally - the tendon sheaths in a couple of fingers are filled with fluid) and I've "foundered" (plantar faciitis - the treatment for which is analgesics, supportive pads and I can't go without shoes. Sound familiar?) and I'm an easy keeper.
Don't tell me about what you can't do. That's boring. Show me what you can do. - Mom
Actually the horse's knee is equivalent to our wrist - horse elbows are the equivalent to our elbows anatomicaly speaking.
Yep, I'm well aware. But functionally speaking, I cannot lean on my straightened arm without the muscles starting to shake, so it works more like a horse being over at the knees than anything else. Horses' elbows aren't supposed to lock.
Similarly, I get that knees=stifles, but there's no conformational problem in a horse that causes the stifles to be too close together, but horses who are cowhocked appear, visually, to have the middles of their hind legs too close together, as do I with my knees.
Apparently you can’t set the bar too low for people to crawl underneath.