I think we're pretty clear at this point that there is something very seriously neurologically wrong with the horse, and I think we know where this is going. Your thoughts and support are very much appreciated.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
No Fond Reunion
When my daughter got back from Florida yesterday afternoon, she went to the barn to check out Miranda - I wasn't home at the time. I'm sad to say that there was no fond reunion. Miranda was violently aggressive in the paddock - my daughter is a very skilled horseperson and was able to drive her off and then approach and halter her, although it wasn't easy. While tied, she exhibited some behaviors my daughter has never seen before, including a trancelike bumping of her head against the halter, pawing and rearing. My daughter was able to remove her blanket and replace it with a lighter one. Both before and after being released, she exhibited some of the possibly neurological behaviors I'd been seeing - my daughter has never seen these before - including head-shaking, face-rubbing, rearing and compulsively repeated rolling. My daughter said the eyes stayed hard and cold the whole time she was with the horse, and that her behavior is more unpredictable and "disassociated" than before.