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Re: [RC] cancer in horses. what do you know about it? - Jo Ann Knight



Melinda

I see other's encouraging you.  Let me add my part.  I have a mare I am now
riding, recently did a trail ride and hope to reach LD levels next year or
after.  Have been unable to ride this horse since summer of 1998, three vets
and a trainer and several massage therapists all advised that while she may
become comfortable and live long, she would likely never recover from the
mental trauma and memories of  the pain experienced while being ridden.  It
was a long hard road to even determine it was pain and injury and not
attitude.

The short of this story is that last October I put her in boarding while I
went off to get a new knee.  A person I'd been hearing about for two years,
Cindy Schleuss, was said to do wonders with horses vets gave up on.  I had
my doubts, but after the third independent recommend I decided maybe it was
time to give it a try.  

Well, you know the end of this story.  She is learning riding can be fun
again and enjoying it.  She always enjoyed trails and seeing what was around
the corner and standing at vista points was as interesting to her as it was
to me.  

I know this isn't health/cancer type issue, my point is don't lose hope and
don't give up.  Had I given up, she'd still be retired, unhappy at not
getting on trails and I'd be trying to find a safe horse.

Jo Ann


-------Original Message------- 

From: melinda harrelson 
Date: 9/15/2006 6:05:43 AM 
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [RC] cancer in horses. what do you know about it? 

looking forward to the new ride season- but now not so sure 
melinda 


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