A friend of mine has a 5 year old WB mare who is very lazy and sluggish, despite correct training by a professional over the past year that leg means go. The mare seems more than just lazy, and the possibility of a physical cause is being explored.
- in regular work (4-5 times per week, usually 1 jump school)
- symptoms are sluggishness, above average water consumption
- very easy keeper (1/2 lb grain per day, free choice hay)
FWIW, I have a 2 year old that has been VERY laid back the entire time I have owned her (bought her in March of this year.) We just found out this about her. I have no idea if she is going to become less laid back when we treat her, as we're only days into a long process. I would be curious, though, if fibrinogen is on your labs.