how old is your dressage horse? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 15 Old 01-26-2013, 06:49 PM
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 15
• Horses: 0
My gelding has feet issues which I have been advised by vet to not jump him or hack him actually. However as long as his feet are well managed and shod correctly then he is sound. He is winning or placing at very least. However the main farrier has not Been there last couple of times and he went lame last week as he needed shod. I had to have words with other farrier and tell him to sort it out he came sound few days later once used to correct balance.
However would I buy a horse with these issues. ABSOLUTLY NOT its a lot of money. However love this boy and he is talented. He is now 14 also with hock arthritis.
Heilo is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 15 Old 01-26-2013, 06:55 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Posts: 3,679
• Horses: 5
If he cant hack out and stay sound then he should not be competeing.

RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT

faye is offline  
post #13 of 15 Old 01-26-2013, 07:07 PM
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 15
• Horses: 0
Originally Posted by faye View Post
If he cant hack out and stay sound then he should not be competeing.
Sorry put that wrong he can't hack where I am as its stones and unlevel on his feet. This can bruise his feet and also unbalances his feet. Also the hard impacting his feet can cause problems. he is not put in these situations therefore no problem.If I had sand gallops or lots of lovely fields it would be fine.
However I don't think at any point you should be telling me wether or not I should be competing my horse. My vet has given him the all clear. He gets regular checks from vet also, chiro, physio anything he needs he gets. He is the best looked after horse on my yard and sound in the arena unlike the majority of horses at the yard. There has been no judge that has thought there was anything wrong including an international level judge. Otherwise he would not win.
Heilo is offline  
post #14 of 15 Old 02-23-2013, 12:42 PM
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Eastern Connecticut
Posts: 120
• Horses: 1
If she's OTTB (off the track thoroughbred) then she's already had a career in racing and could develope arthritis (navicular syndrome) in a few years. You have to consider how many starts she's had (races) and multiply that by 20 for everytime she had been exercises or breezed before a race. If its just her hocks she could be fine up to first level with help from a trainer and supplements for her hocks. Hock injections are an extreme measure to take to preserve soundness. The injections have to be given for the rest of the horses life because once the horse comes off them, the joints are crippled. I don't remember how the injections work but I know its damaging to the hocks. A good way to judge how sound the hocks are is to watch the horse get up after a long nap on a sunny day. You can also tell if she's stiff anywhere else by watching her get up. If she struggles to get up or looks wobbly like its taking her allot of effort then forget it. A vet can also do some tests to tell you the condition of her hocks. Good Luck.

OTTB Rider
1322271927queen is offline  
post #15 of 15 Old 02-23-2013, 04:20 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 8,175
• Horses: 3
There are many options for joint injections that do not damage the joint.
Note that navicular and arthritis are separate ailments.
Posted via Mobile Device
Tigo and Weezilla like this.
Kayty is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
StonyPony Dressage, and other Bend Oregon dressage barns Klassic Superstar Dressage 4 09-09-2012 04:55 PM
Steven Colberts new favorite horse is Mitt Romneys dressage franknbeans Horse Videos 9 06-18-2012 03:10 PM
Arab/Pony Dressage Bridle trade for a horse dressage bridle? Gidget Tack and Equipment Classifieds 3 12-12-2010 01:11 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome