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post #11 of 39 Old 07-14-2009, 11:44 PM
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^Two vet's looked at his radio graphs and so did a master farrier, and they all said that warmbloods of his type will have ruffing around his navicular bone, it's just something that warmbloods have

Hmmmm


Mine doesn't ! Nor bone spurs nor anything of the same problems your horse has.........................and before you say anything he has been jumping since age 5 and barefoot at times also.
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post #12 of 39 Old 07-14-2009, 11:52 PM
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My WB X doesn't have navicular problems either... funny. And he was competing in the 4' jumpers for a good long while. He's barefoot too.
Not trying to be rude but that statement is just, uneducated. I wouldn't just believe everything you're told, vets and farriers or not.

Horses with a certain kind of conformation might be more prone to a particular problem, but certainly not horses of just a certain type.

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post #13 of 39 Old 07-15-2009, 12:00 AM
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Eventing a horse with navidular problems is not fair to the horse.

I hope things work out ok and this horse doesn't end up crippled.

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He is an english WB imported, and my farrier who has been doing this for a very long time and has done many WBs say that they are just like that, and it's just going to be a problem that he has, and it doesn't bother him at all, it's just there.

And it's not a problem It is a little ruffing of the navicular bone, nothing serious that would hurt him. My farrier sat there with me looking at the radio graphs and said that it is nothing.

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post #15 of 39 Old 07-15-2009, 12:08 AM
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I hope everything goes well with him, don't forget the pictures!

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He is an english WB imported, and my farrier who has been doing this for a very long time and has done many WBs say that they are just like that, and it's just going to be a problem that he has, and it doesn't bother him at all, it's just there.

And it's not a problem It is a little ruffing of the navicular bone, nothing serious that would hurt him. My farrier sat there with me looking at the radio graphs and said that it is nothing.
Reading Xrays is no walk in the park. I'm a nurse (with two BS degrees and quite a lot of grad school under my belt) and can see quite a few things on an Xray. I'm not a radiologist. I highly doubt that a farrier is able to read an Xray or has had any formal radiology training.

Often times people selling a horse or those trying to facilitate a sale tell us what we want to hear. Did you speak with the head of equine studies at a large vet school?

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Who told you he was an English Warmblood ? As far as I can remember there is no such thing

A warmblood bred in England ( that wasn't registered as something else )would be classed as a British Warmblood
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He is an english WB imported, and my farrier who has been doing this for a very long time and has done many WBs say that they are just like that, and it's just going to be a problem that he has, and it doesn't bother him at all, it's just there.

And it's not a problem It is a little ruffing of the navicular bone, nothing serious that would hurt him. My farrier sat there with me looking at the radio graphs and said that it is nothing.
But warmbloods aren't all like that. My trainer's 17.3 American WB who runs around training/prelim three times a month is fine. Her old PSG dressage horses (Hanoverians) were in awesome shape when she sold them when they were both around 12. My cousin has a Swedish WB cross, no leg problems, although he does have minor back issues. I know 2 other young Oldenburgs and a Dutch WB all under the age of 7 and showing heavily. They are all fine and have clean rads. It's not something all warmbloods have, you have been told wrong.

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I agree, I have met many Warmbloods and I have NEVER heard of any of them naturally having Navicular and issues with their hocks.

If they are there, it is because of poor breeding, or being over used too early and too hard.

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Eventing a horse with navicular problems is not fair to the horse.

I agree Wild Spot. I agree.

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I have a warmblood that does not have this problem either. I have a question regarding your x-rays...were they taken a while back or were you present when they were taken? I ask because I had past x-rays available to me when I bought my horse but I insisted on getting a recent set. And I was there when the vet did it and it was a pretty cool experience. It was instant. He would take a picture and it would immediately go to his laptop and he could show me and explain everything to me. Fascinating! And as long as the vets that you say gave him the ok were your own vets, and not the sellers, then that's good. I love my farrier, but I don't trust him to read x-rays. :)

Anyway, you must post pictures and congrats on the new horse!
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