Sisco is a horse that has been there, done that. He’s ridden the Greenways and many other trails, and even in parades. He is brave and very sweet – and he’s a cancer survivor!
When he came to us, a tumor the size of a grapefruit was removed from under his tail. It was also treated with a chemo cream and cryotherapy. It’s flared up a couple of times but we are managing it well internally with a product that contains turmeric, green tea, bacopa, green tea, and ashwagandha root. External treatment includes a cream that also contains turmeric, and other antioxidants.
Sisco does have allergies to no-see-ums and wears a mask 24/7 to prevent injury to his eyes. He did have an eye ulcer a couple of years ago and without the mask we have found that he rubs his eye on his leg which can cause the eye to be irritated. With the mask on, there is no problems. Prevention is much better than having to treat any injury.
Sisco does have some navicular changes in his front right foot which can cause periodic lameness. He does not wear shoes and we have no problem managing it with proper and timely trims.
Sisco would do best with an intermediate rider. He’s got very good manners.