That and the terrible weather we have had...and baseball...and, well, life...... The horses were a bit sleepy today because the weather has been cloudy and rainy, with temps in the 50's, and today it shot up to 79. The rest of the week is supposed to be hotter, but you will not hear me complain! It is about time that we have sunshine and warm temps...it's July for Pete's sake...lol!!!
Another reason that we have not been riding much is that Waska has been having a lot of issues since, I don't know, January?? He actually foundered (mildly-moderately), was diagnosed with metabolic syndrome/pre-diabetes, has been lame, and is believed to possibly have Cushing's disease as well.
Waska pretty much lives in his EasyBoots or he cannot walk around without gimping. He was in a lot of pain and on a lot of meds for months, but it appears that he is coming out of it; although he now has swelling in one of his hocks, and he is getting sarcoid-like (they are not sarcoids) bumps in various places.
He is required to be on a special diet for the rest of his life (no grass, no carrots, no apples...no sugar!), and Amber has spent a ton of money on him.
She has a big decision to make in the coming months as well. If his quality of life does not improve, she may have to put him down. He is much better than he was, but he tends to take two steps forward and 10 steps back.
A tough place to be, for sure, and a decision that I hope she doesn't have to make. She gets conflicting advice and different prognoses from various farriers and veterinarians, so she is going to wait it out a bit longer.
Have any of you dealt with this type of issue before????