See my videos of Gulliver, an American Thoroughbred rescued from slaughter off the racetrack more than 10 years ago. Gulliver has faithfully served my savant autism spectrum condition for more than a decade and is (in the eyes of a person with autism) a human member of my family. I am a firm believer that many people with autism can derive enormous benefits from having access to an autism equine service horse as I have throughout my life.
Gulliver became acutely laminitic at the hands of a barn manager immediately after my Jan. 05, 2008 motor vehicle accident when I was out-of-it with a concussion as a result of my seat restraint breaking in the accident.
Gulliver before the founder, 2002-2006:
Gulliver after his founder -- he sunk in both front hooves 3 mm, and is currently recovering.
I took this video of my Autism service horse, Gulliver, during December 2009 showing more founder recovery progress, and a change to working out in a much smaller arena. He started out in early December having more difficulty with muscular soreness due to the smaller arena size and deeper footing. He has come along very nicely now into January 2010, and as of New Years he is handling the smaller arena size and deeper footing much better. I will be taking a January 2010 video soon to show the progress and huge improvement over this December video.