Yeah, me too. Can't please everybody. Some swear by you, some swear at you and some just swear. But I rest secure in the fact that out of the thousands of videos I have sold on eBay I've gotten so few "negative feedbacks" that for all intents and purposes, I really don't have any. A 99.7% positive rating (as of this date anyway) for a bunch of Wartznall Videos suits me just fine.
Actually he is out in California doing a spectacular job both as a competitor and a sire. I don't link to his site anywhere or reveal his identity because I don't think it's fair to saddle him with his past. I'd rather not have my past on my back so I'm giving him the same courtesy.
I had a woman ask me for free legal advice today, she thought I was a lawyer. Bear in mind that I'm not a lawyer or a licensed vet no matter what people think. I decided to get my "vet degree" without paying all that money and attending all those pesky classes. Apparently while I was doing that I got a law degree as well.
It knocks your hat in the creek when you get t-boned by something beyond your control. Feeling hurt and saddened is natural but you have to remember it was beyond your control to be able to salvage as much as possible from your situation.
Cushing's produces an over abundance of cortisol. Cortisol is the hormone that appears when we experience stress. A little is good, a lot is not. It can cause depression, aggressive outbursts, lethargy and a bunch of other negative conditions.
Apparently she was stressed by the saddling and lashed out. Perhaps the increased vigilence you suggest could be used to watch for ear pinning, teeth gritching, excessive foot movement, head tossing and the like.
There seems to be some anecdotal benefit to administering seratonin, the opposite of cortisol.
I'm not real sure that I'd do a whole lot of showing her who is boss. The herd dynamic procedure I used in the video, while perfectly natural and is the stablizing influence in the herd, may aggravate her stress levels more than in a non-Cushing's horse.
I applaud your determination to keep her regardless of how things work out. We have a few old old pensioned horses ourselves. Horses that have served well deserve their rest even if it means they displace more capable horses.
You're welcome. I just wish I had more for you.
Best wishes and good on ya!
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