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    04-25-2014, 12:42 PM
I would think you'd want something that would pass a PPE after the ordeal you've been through with Cinny. This one's going to break your heart too. I think you should keep looking.
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    04-25-2014, 12:47 PM
Originally Posted by Cinnys Whinny    
I'm not understanding where she looks unsound. I'm not trying to be rude, just learn so if someone can point it out, please do so. All I see is a horse that has little muscle and needs to get fit, get some farrier work (her hooves are a tad long) etc.

Gait seems steady, I'm not seeing a limp. She hasn't been on a lunge or had any work for 2 years so even the little bit we did (10 minutes) winded her.
If you don't understand and can't see where she is lame then really you should not be out horse shopping on your own, and that's fine, there are a lot of us who really aren't safe to choose their own.

If you look at the second video can you not see the head nod? She is lame, head bobbing lame, it is a simple as that.
    04-25-2014, 02:52 PM
Green Broke
She's off the list. I don't mind working with a horse that I see has potential, but their contract is a deal breaker.
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    04-25-2014, 03:28 PM
I'm glad she's off the list, she is definitely not sound and you don't need to deal with another mystery lameness on top of what you have going on with Cinny.

Maybe some forummers can do a search for you? I know we have some members that really like to window shop for horses.
    04-25-2014, 03:47 PM
Green Broke
I'm glad she is off the list too. I don't see any potential
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    04-25-2014, 11:08 PM
Green Broke
Haha I am guilty of window shopping for others :'D. Helped steer one girl away from a bad decision to something better fitting her needs and I love that feeling :) haha
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    04-29-2014, 11:09 AM
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Her age and the fact that she's not been ridden for two years would have put me off
As for the lameness, she is bobbing but that could be something trivial like being in need of a farrier. The reluctance to move is most likely due to her being overweight and lazy and not having worked on the lunge for ages
In her current condition she's at high risk of laminitis
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    04-29-2014, 12:02 PM
Green Broke
You don't get that level of bobbing or un level behind simply from needing a trim
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    04-29-2014, 01:00 PM
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If a horse has a sore foot then it will bob - the extent of that dependent on the level of discomfort
The horse isn't confident on the lunge so not going forwards properly - which probably contributes to a lot of its irregular action
Yes the horse looks lame but not all lameness is terminal.
The best way to judge a horses action is to have it trotted away from and towards you on a hard level surface
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    04-29-2014, 01:15 PM
Green Broke
Hmm not so Jaydee when you go for a full lameness work up a vet will watch it trotted in a straight line on a hard flat surface, a circle on a soft surface and a circle on a hard surface, they will also see canter on the soft surface.
There are several types of lameness that only show up on soft surfaces on tight circles and interestingly some of the worst causes of lameness can only be picked up in canter on a circle. If it is lame on soft surfaces then it is generally worse than being lame on a hard surface.
I did a lot of research and talking to vets when Reeco first went in for his pelvis issue
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