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post #1 of 13 Old 08-06-2012, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Heidi may be out... for good.

I guess you could call this my self pity thread.
Ever since this morning, I've been down in the dumps because Heidi turned up lame in her right hind.
Not good because she's weak on her left hind already form her collateral ligament tear.

The vet told us if she gets one more serious injury in her legs, she's probably out for good.
I want to cry just thinking about it.
I hope it's nothing major...

She's going to the vet tomorrow. Right now she's on bute and in a small corral by herself.
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post #2 of 13 Old 08-06-2012, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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I guess on the somewhat bright side, we could breed Heidi.
Considering her conformation, temperament, pedigree, and luck in the arena, she'd produce some nice foals and she is only 10.
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post #3 of 13 Old 08-06-2012, 10:22 PM
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You would want to have a discussion with your vet before deciding to breed her. If her legs are really that weak she may not hold up to carrying a foal.

Fingers crossed its nothing serious and you can ride again.
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post #4 of 13 Old 08-06-2012, 10:24 PM
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Awwwe, I'm sorry... I'm looking forward to an update from the vet! :) And if you do decide to breed her, pictures!! Coz I love baby photos, haha.
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post #5 of 13 Old 08-07-2012, 10:46 AM
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Oh no! I love Heidi! I hope things go well at the vet today and it's good news. Thinking of y'all today..

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post #6 of 13 Old 08-07-2012, 10:50 AM
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I'm guessing this might be a barrel horse? Hope your vet has some positive news for you .
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post #7 of 13 Old 08-07-2012, 05:47 PM
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I can truly feel your pain because I had to officially retire my Beau this year at the young age of 14. He came up with pretty bad arthritis in his back right leg, in the stifle and the hock. The vet said injections would only serve to keep him comfortable, but wouldn't bring him back to running, or hardly even regular light riding.

I had to hold back tears many times since then, as it was really, really hard to hang up his bridle (considering I finally graduated from 8 years of college for my optometry degree), but I know it was the right decision.

Good luck with your horse, and I hope you don't have to retire her, but make the right decision when the time comes. Horses are way too giving. They'll still run a pattern if you ask, even though they are in pain. (I know my guy would race at it if I were to hop on him tonight and ask ..... he's loves it.)


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post #8 of 13 Old 08-07-2012, 07:04 PM
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Oh im so sorry! Do keep us posted.

I think Heidi would be a great broodmare. She definitely is talented and a lovely girl.
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post #9 of 13 Old 08-07-2012, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone.

Heidi is going to be taken to an equine doctor in 2 weeks... We couldn't get an immediate appointment. So until then, stall rest for her. =/
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post #10 of 13 Old 08-07-2012, 07:13 PM
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Please be careful and get an unbiased opinion or two about breeding her. Could you imagine having serious knee or ankle injuries and walking and standing around 90% of the day on that limb, or offsetting the pain to another leg?
So sorry to hear about the prognosis. It's awful and heartbreaking to deal with, but you will get through it.
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