Jessica has been lame for some time now. I'm embarrassed to say how long. At first I thought it was going to be an abscess because everything here is an abscess but an abscess never happened. Plus, Jessica is the toughest horse we have and has never really had an abscess. Then of course, rest heals everything, so she has been resting. Granted, resting here is out on the side of a mountain running on 20 acres. But instead of getting better she kept getting worse. What at first seemed to be just a front leg lameness also became a rear end stiffness and general just not feeling good and suddenly looking very old. Then it dawned on me, maybe she has Lyme disease. She is acting like the Lyme positive dogs we see at the clinic every week. I ran the dog test on her and she was positive, which means she has had exposure but doesn't necessarily mean that it is causing her symptoms.