My family had a stallion that was a former race horse in Germany and he developed laminitus as he got older. We gave him a MSM supplement every day in his feed (yes we gave him some grain to mix in the MSM) and he was good as new. He had a trot that anyone would mistake for a Park Horse. He had the most beautiful trot of an Arabian I have ever seen. And he loved to run, and visit with the mares too. He was shown in English Pleasure and Performance classes was did very well in them prior to laminitus (I can't spell)...Horses can get over this if you are educated about caring for them and not giving up on them. The trick is to stay on top of the problem and not over feed the horse and not hard riding....Maybe he can be a good companion horse for a young rider.
: Hi Heather-
: Do you have any good photos you could send
: me via email? I have previous experience
: rehabbing foot problem horses. If you cold
: emailingme back would be better as i dont
: check the message boards much. Thank you,
: PS where in NY state is Mendon exactly? Im
: right near the VT-MA borders.
: --Previous Message--
: I can't say for sure what special care he
: need besides that. He will need to be seen
: by a vet, for my vet told me that further
: x-rays were needed to find out specifically
: what is causing his lameness besides the
: laminitis. I can't afford a full work-up on
: him, so therefore I had to decline. Which is
: why I am persueing a good home for him with
: someone that will understand and be able to
: afford his needs.
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