Hello. My family owns a horse and I am not sure what breed. She is around 16 years old and she has never had health issues before.
Last night her tongue was hanging out of her mouth. And today she has constantly been in the water tub trying to rinse her mouth out it seems. We don't think she ate any thing bad and also don't think she got bitten or stung. She also has kind of a blank stare. Months before this has happened, her hair began deteriorating and it looks all matted. We have also shaved her recently because she looked very hot and we noticed she was sweating a lot. It wasn't that hot out.
My family thinks she has "cushings" but we need a solution before she gets too sick. If anyone has any good advice please let me know.
Thanks for any help!
Her hair looks really odd because we shaved her some. She was sweating a lot.
I would call a vet ASAP. her feet look overgrown also. At least in the front. The are on the wrong angle, and she is walking on the ball of her foot. Have then been done lately? Does she have a foot problem? If not, I would find a new farrier, becase he isn't triming them right
This is a very common problem actually and usually not too difficult to remedy. It first has to do with changing the agenda to connection, relationship and leadership. Stop focusing on the task (getting on and riding) and begin to focus on the relationship first.
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Make sure he doesn't load you into the float. He should get on first then you can come up beside him. It may take a few tries but if he puts a foot off the ramp then comes off the side, just calmly walk him in a circle then try again. If you are consistant he should be loading without trouble in no time. http://alaczenreview.org