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Hi! I currently own a 9 year old QHxArab mare. She has arthritis in her pasterns and it is to the point me vet wants me to put her on bute and a joint supplement. I've had her for 6 months. Personally, I feel that a horse that has to be on bute to run shouldn't be run. Opinions? I am very competitive and I fear that all the races will cause excessive damage on her pasterns. I've considering selling her so she can find a kid (very good with kids) to spend a while with. I just do not want to be responsible for diminishing her quality of life.
Hello About 4-5 months ago i got a QH jumper. 10 years old, Insane amount of scope and stubborn as a mule. In the past 3 or so weeks every time i put him in the cross ties to groom/tack up, he pins his ears back, paws and stomps and on a few occasion tried to kick me when ever I have tried to get a brush anywhere near his Barrel and hindquarters. he loves getting groomed from his shoulders up. I know this often is the case with OTTB's, not wanting to be touched and having super sensitive skin, being as we have a few at my barn, but he hasn't always acted like this. it has gotten to the point where i don't even want to attempt to get near his hind quarters. He has been doing this when we take him to shows too, so its not limited to home. Any advice as to why he's started doing this or how to stop it is greatly appreciated. Thank You. EDIT: My trainer has checked him out and it didn't seem like he was back sore or anything. he moves fine and is jumping like a dream, no signs of pain. He is fine after I ride him and doesn't mine me brushing or using a curry on his hindquarters. In general he is a somewhat hot, energetic horse.