Marla – does your sister have osteoarthritis? Has she torn (permanently) all the ligaments in her shoulder? It is not just age. I have been disabled for 15 years, and the knee/shoulder issues certainly aren’t helping me. Not to mention my mental issues, which are probably at the root of this problem. My horse also seems to have mental issues, or he would not be such a fruit bat. I do not (again) have this problem with my mare, also an Arabian and 11 years younger than my gelding, nor with any other horses I happen to get on. Joe Joe wants to race – I do not. His personality is stronger than mine.
It is never the horse's fault