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In reply to Tor’s report on Ross River.
We have had the same with our imported horse.
She was such a pleasure to work with for the first two years and then, started showing signs of being ” hung-over ” . but only occasionally.
We knew the horse well enough to know something was aching her and we could not work out what it was. Her natural flamboyant movement and ” look at me” attitude was not there anymore , yet, her paces were still better then the average horse.
This made it hard for us to convince the varies specialists that she wasn’t right.
After 6 months of getting vets, saddlefitters, master farriers, trainers, physio’s and numerous bloodtests, we finally found out it was ross river.
We decided to breed a foal out of her while she was recovering.
She is well and truly fine now and great to ride, however, the foals are so good, we decided to continue breeding with her.
From what I know now, many horses have it at some stage in their life, often we don’t know it because they might be too young to be ridden, or people simply think the horse is lazy…
Maybe horses from a different climate might get it more severe ?…
I sympathise with Tor and Cheryl, lets hope he will soon be on his way to recovery and make a great comeback.
All the best,
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