I believe I'm tracked this down that she's a coming 4 year old - April 2012 - (I glanced at her teeth shortly after she came to the farm and guessed no more than 5-7 years old) Standardbred from up in Northern Indiana. Don't know what's happened to this sad, odd-standing baby girl. She may have "wobbles" - a disorder that is caused by pinched nerves that can't be repaired readily. She may never be saddle-safe or drive-safe. If not, and she starts acting in pain (which is what happens when you add weight to an already stressed skeleton), I will euthanize her.
She actually walks to me puts her head in my hands and sighs. Poor poor little girl. What the Hell caused her to end up at my farm in her horrible, rundown condition?
I believe I've traced her original owner/breeder and am attempting to find out a little more about her.
Also, Maris the LaMancha freshened with a ROCK HARD udder - indicative of CAE (caprine arthritic-encephalitis) and should be removed from the breeding program. So, off she and her HUGE son (whom we renamed Dougie MacGregor) go for the meat buyer. Sad but a reality of dealing with sale-barn goats. We take her tonight along with the Oberhasli buck I can't use anymore. Hopefully we'll get decent money for both - goat is selling for ~$1lb live weight. I would butcher them for meat use, but my freezers are still full and I have pigs to butcher.