07-29-2013, 11:21 AM
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It is so frustrating. I have seen the right pastern angle become straighter since about March. In trot the fetlock does not extend, or bend, the same amount of angle that the left fore does. My vet is a nice guy, but I don't think he really sees this as part of the equation.
So if I decide to give my horse time off to heal, any suggestions as to how much time? Hand walking? No hills? Would I 'test' his soundness from time to time, like lungeing after xx days after shoeing?
We do have a chiropractor we use, and I would consider an acupuncturist.
I do massage, and have found a big gnarly lump on the right forearm 4-5 inches below the junction of the shoulder and the radius. I will continue to check the entire shoulder complex into the rear pastern. TIA!