2. Jet is lame. Her owner talks about it on her blog, Between Golden Ears. Injuries are really tough with animals, since they can't tell us about it. Have you struggled with a lameness or injury in the past?
1. Horses have incredible vision. My guys see things that I don't notice. The strangest thing, or perhaps the most surprising thing, that caused a reaction was a toad. I was riding Doc across the pasture and he jumped sideways. I couldn't believe that I was almost unseated by toad - well, he was almost the size of my hand. Perhaps Doc feared for his safety!
2. Luckily my Haffies have been sound 99.9995% of the time. Pippin had a sore stifle two different times in the three years I owned him. I suspect that he kicked out a bit too energetically, putting a strain on his stifle. My first horse, Socky, became lame. After weeks of trying different solutions; rest, wraps, soaking and poultices, the vet finally x-rayed his feet. Socky had navicular disease. Socky was retired, and lived out his life in a large pasture with other retired horses.
3. That's a huge question. Who comes up with these questions, anyway? Well, what makes my horses sad? I really think my guys are sad if they aren't doing something. I think they want to be busy. I'm sad right now because all of my beautiful flowers were smashed. Many of my perennials were just about to blossom. Many were planted last year and had never blossomed before. Oh well... maybe later. Maybe next year!
OK... now it's your turn! Respond to one or more of the questions on your blog, and link it to mine, or respond in a comment.