As with children and other animals, horses cannot “tell” us what is bothering or hurting them. All we can do is watch and listen to what their body language is telling us. Through trial and error and sometimes exhaustive medical treatments, alternative therapies and natural remedies, we come to the end of our own resources and knowledge. We listen to the advice of professionals, experts and others who may have had similar experiences. We “throw the pharmacy at them” to see if something, anything, will make even a small change, or help diagnose what it’s not. But with horses, unpredictable physical behavior is dangerous, often leaving us with only one reasonable option. This is the story of retired lawyer and local horsewoman Deborah Carter, who would not give up on her beautiful 3-year-old quarter horse filly, Star.
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