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post #11 of 40 Old 09-12-2013, 10:06 AM
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I would be hesitant to waste money on chiro and other potential treatments if you don't even know what the problem is yet. Once you have a vet out to pinpoint or at least narrow down the cause of the lameness, they can best direct you to the ideal course of treatment, whether it be a new farrier, medication, massage, chiro, etc.

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post #12 of 40 Old 09-12-2013, 10:29 AM
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I don't know the entire story on your horse......but there is the possibility that the previous owner drugged the horse to get it sold. It's actually kinda common to find some people in the horse trade who are interested in nothing more than money.

But before you go throwing your own money in every which direction....lets see those hooves. There's some pretty good hoof professionals that frequent this site. Google, "taking good hoof photos", for some direction on how to get good pictures that will allow us to see any possible distortions of the hoof.

The hoof is the foundation, and any imbalance in that small portion of the horse will translate to large disturbances in other parts of the horse. It really could be as simple as the horse needing some good trimmings to be brought back into feeling good. But it also may be something else. Though I suggest you start there first.
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post #13 of 40 Old 09-12-2013, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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I think that if my horse suddenly went lame, first thing I would think is a stone bruise.
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19. When we had her trimmed, about 1 week ago they found a bruise on her soul about the size of a toonie, maybe bigger. She only limps on the side that bruise it on. Now that I think about it it is starting to make sense.

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post #14 of 40 Old 09-12-2013, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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I don't know the entire story on your horse......but there is the possibility that the previous owner drugged the horse to get it sold. It's actually kinda common to find some people in the horse trade who are interested in nothing more than money.

The annoying thing is, we leased her for a year before she was officially mine. So overall I have been riding her for 2 years. She was free too So I don't think it was about the money

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I wouldn't call a chiro a waste of money. It might not fix the problem but my horse LOVES his visits from the chiro.

It kind of sounds like an abscess but it could be anything.

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post #16 of 40 Old 09-12-2013, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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Her front legs and hooves.
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post #18 of 40 Old 09-12-2013, 11:32 PM
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I'm no expert by any means, but I feel like something isn't right in the way her feet are being trimmed. Has she always seen the same farrier in all the time you've ridden her?
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Her heels seem to be a little bit tall but at the same time, her pasterns appear to be very upright.

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Looks like she's due for a good trim & has had long term pretty bad feet. Obviously last trim they were 'backed up' substantially but due to be done again, to relieve those stretched toes. Heels and quarters are a bit long & bars laying over. As this has been a long term issue, a stone bruise is a further insult to thin soles, not the cause of chronic problems. I'd have her well trimmed first then get the vet out to do some tests/rads. Make sure he marks the 'landmarks' of the hoof for the rads.
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