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    04-06-2012, 11:08 PM
  #1
Foal
How is my horse still sound!

For those who have read post about my horse on barrels. He's stiff around them. Well for the first time he wasn't, he was very smooth and was pushing off with his hind legs instead of his front. When it came time to run, he went in the ally with no issues and ran just like we did at practice. Reaching the first barrel, (my friends horse had created a hole/or the hole was already there.) It caused my horse to fall face first. According to the people who watched me, said they are amazed he didn't flip since he had so much momentum. Even more amazing I stayed on and we both walked off unharmed. Poles was the next event. I lounged him watched his legs he seemed sound. I still wasn't sure about running him in poles. I did but I wasn't even going to ask anything out of him. We ran a 26. This horse simply surprises me every day, he has saved my life twice. I couldn't have asked for a better horse to come into my life.


That nights pole run.
     
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    04-06-2012, 11:53 PM
  #2
Yearling
He will be sore, maybe not really hurt, but he will be bruised. In that case you should use some liniment, it will work like icy hot or biofreeze does for us when we take a bad fall in sports and may have strained something we don't notice til the next day. I would have a vet check him. He may have hurt almost anything when he fell. He looks stiff in his neck in the video. But you need a vet to check him, even if it is going to be spendy. It is a lot easier to catch a possibly problem early then it is later, and it is a lot cheaper to catch it early too.
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    04-07-2012, 12:30 AM
  #3
Foal
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Originally Posted by cowgirl928    
He will be sore, maybe not really hurt, but he will be bruised. In that case you should use some liniment, it will work like icy hot or biofreeze does for us when we take a bad fall in sports and may have strained something we don't notice til the next day. I would have a vet check him. He may have hurt almost anything when he fell. He looks stiff in his neck in the video. But you need a vet to check him, even if it is going to be spendy. It is a lot easier to catch a possibly problem early then it is later, and it is a lot cheaper to catch it early too.
This did happen last week. He was sore when he got out of the trailer when coming home so we gave him medicine. He wasn't that sore the next morning. I rode him again on Monday and he was fine. He didn't show any signs of soreness. So it amazes me that he didn't get hurt or anything.
     
    04-07-2012, 01:17 AM
  #4
Started
Honestly, I think running poles was a bad idea as he could have been injured and poles could have worsened it. The medicine also masks the pain, making it even worse as the horse will do things the pain would prevent. Luckily though, he appears to have only bruised himself. Just be careful next time you run barrels and make sure the arena crew check the footing before each run as leaving a hole was an extremely negligent act on their part.
     
    04-07-2012, 10:16 AM
  #5
Banned
In my honest opinion and with my past experiences with falls, I would not be too worried about it.
I would have been a little iffy about running him after but from what I can see in the video you did not ask him for a lot and let him do his own thing.
If you observed him the few days after and did not notice anything out of the ordinary then I say your good and not in need of calling out the vet.
I am a fan of calling the vet out in most situations but do we go to the doctor for ever fall/bruise/minor scrap or cut/twisted ankle...no we don't, with a little time/rest we are back to being 100%, and horses are much tougher then us....no need to coddle every let mishap (although something very minor can turn into something major)
You know your horse better then any of us, you know how he acts/feels when he is good....if he is still acting/feeling the same in and out of the saddle then I really believe you have NOTHING to worry about.
Just keep an eye out and do not ask for too much too fast. If you are worried then give him a good week of just low key stuff just to be on the safe side and if at anytime something seems wrong then respond in the best way you can and call the vet.
Also, something I like to do during the summer (because in the winter its too cold) that you could do is to hose his legs down.
I already hose my mare down a few times a week plus after any rides (she is a water addict she loves it!) I also will go out and hose her legs down after shows and/or long hard rides....all I do is let the water run down each leg individually for about a min or two.

Anyways, I hoped this helped and I do think your horse there has a heart of gold!

P.s. Just to make you feel better this is a picture of a friend of mine and her horse taking a fall at state...they both walked away fine and ran again later that day.
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    04-07-2012, 01:26 PM
  #6
Weanling
Eh, your horse isn't sound. I'm seeing alot of soreness in his front feet....possible navicular or sore from poor angles. He is most definitely sore in his backend....more noticeably in his hocks. I'd get a lameness evaluation done ASAP....it's $30 and worth every penny.

This is the reason he won't turn on his hindend. If he's been pulling himself out of barrels he could have wear on his knees.

Glad y'all weren't hurt.
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    04-07-2012, 06:20 PM
  #7
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Originally Posted by 1RedHorse    
Eh, your horse isn't sound. I'm seeing alot of soreness in his front feet....possible navicular or sore from poor angles. He is most definitely sore in his backend....more noticeably in his hocks. I'd get a lameness evaluation done ASAP....it's $30 and worth every penny.

This is the reason he won't turn on his hindend. If he's been pulling himself out of barrels he could have wear on his knees.

Glad y'all weren't hurt.

1redhorse...I was kinda thinking along those same lines when I saw this users previous post...I am not saying I think he may not have some under lying issues but she claimed the vet cleared him not too long ago....seeing as the vet cleared him to be sound then he is working the same as before so I am guessing the vet would just clear him again.

Curious

EDIT: VIDEOS WERE REMOVED FROM YOUTUBE....so never mind.
     
    04-09-2012, 09:05 PM
  #8
Foal
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Originally Posted by sierrams1123    
In my honest opinion and with my past experiences with falls, I would not be too worried about it.
I would have been a little iffy about running him after but from what I can see in the video you did not ask him for a lot and let him do his own thing.
If you observed him the few days after and did not notice anything out of the ordinary then I say your good and not in need of calling out the vet.
I am a fan of calling the vet out in most situations but do we go to the doctor for ever fall/bruise/minor scrap or cut/twisted ankle...no we don't, with a little time/rest we are back to being 100%, and horses are much tougher then us....no need to coddle every let mishap (although something very minor can turn into something major)
You know your horse better then any of us, you know how he acts/feels when he is good....if he is still acting/feeling the same in and out of the saddle then I really believe you have NOTHING to worry about.
Just keep an eye out and do not ask for too much too fast. If you are worried then give him a good week of just low key stuff just to be on the safe side and if at anytime something seems wrong then respond in the best way you can and call the vet.
Also, something I like to do during the summer (because in the winter its too cold) that you could do is to hose his legs down.
I already hose my mare down a few times a week plus after any rides (she is a water addict she loves it!) I also will go out and hose her legs down after shows and/or long hard rides....all I do is let the water run down each leg individually for about a min or two.

Anyways, I hoped this helped and I do think your horse there has a heart of gold!

P.s. Just to make you feel better this is a picture of a friend of mine and her horse taking a fall at state...they both walked away fine and ran again later that day.

That's happened to me before too. It cracked my shin. It hurt like no other and still does in some cases.


He's all good though, nothings wrong with him. Just rode him for two hours doing a lot of collection exercises. He used to be a lesson horse for 12 years, so he's gotten away with not collecting, but is getting a lot better. Also did a lot of rating exercises because he over rates himself in barrels. We have a run this Sunday. Hopefully everything will be good! [:
     
    04-10-2012, 08:35 PM
  #9
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by 1RedHorse    
I'd get a lameness evaluation done ASAP....it's $30 and worth every penny.


Just curious 1redhorse, where is this vet of your who only charges $30 for a lameness examination?

I called two well-recommended places last week to decide which one to make an appointment for my horse, who's having lameness issues. The farther away place charged $200 per hour plus xrays and ultrasound costs and whatever else they need to do. The closer place charges $150 for the whole exam itself and plus xrays/ultrasound etc. I went with the closer place because it is closer by 3 hours and a little cheaper.

I would kill for only a $30. So I was just curious as to what you are talking about.
     
    04-10-2012, 09:41 PM
  #10
Weanling
Basic flexion test.....trotting in circles etc....hoof test. Then X-rays according to what's found which I pay $35 per shot.
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