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post #11 of 15 Old 01-02-2013, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
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Yes - that's why she has to prove herself under saddle before I send her to a stallion. She has to prove herself SOUND.

She had a stifle issue which the vet thought was possibly OCD, but I wonder if it was something else, because when I upped her protein [due to her losing weight on what she was on] the issue went away. Head vet and equine vet disagreed on xrays being necessary and the head vet vetoed the idea [I understand why he would - she has lethal hind legs and if she decided to use them...] so we don't have a definite diagnosis. However, we know what it is NOT, because high protein is one of the primary causes of OCD... her protein ration was too LOW when she was hurting.

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post #12 of 15 Old 01-02-2013, 12:00 PM
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I see, just had to say something as, to me, one of the greatest mysteries in life is why a person will take an unsound animal and put them into a breeding program (unless due to injury, and even then the injury could be a result of genetic predisposition or conformation)

I would still be very wary... A young animal who has joint problems, with no history of an accident or anything? Maybe it's diet, but to me, if a horse needs to be kept on a specific diet or supplements to be sound, they are not TRULY sound.

Just my 2 cents as, maybe you could tell from my breeding post, I put a lot of value in tough, resilient horses :)

Either way, your filly is very cute. Best of luck with her.
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Soundness is absolutely paramount to me, too, don't you worry about that - if my horse is unsound in any way, physically or mentally, I will ALWAYS try to get to the bottom of it, and if the issue is related to something that I know for sure is not hereditary, I will consider breeding if the issue cannot be resolved. But I have to KNOW FOR SURE first.

She did go over the round pen fence at one point due to a mistake I made [I pushed when I should have backed off and let her settle], but did not immediately come up lame. It was a week or two later that she took the first lame step. Her lameness was very intermittent, she would have a week where she was sound as a bell bolting around the pasture being your typical young TB and then all of a sudden be running on 3 legs again with no apparent cause.

Lack of protein is a very common cause of soundness issues in young horses. Without enough protein the joints, muscles and soft tissues cannot form properly, and especially in the more active young horse, this causes problems. I think her stifle issue was my fault, for not feeding her enough protein. Now that she's on a sufficient ration, she is totally sound. Thus far. I haven't flex tested her... which will be the REAL test I think because the day the vet did the lameness exam she trotted up sound before flexing then went dog lame after. Unfortunately I can't flex test her until late Feb because on the 18th of November she stuck her leg through a fence and lacerated the extensor tendon... vet advice was that the tendon was structurally sound and the laceration only shallow, but to give her 3 months healing time before pushing the point.


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Have her tested if you're curious just to be sure. Personally, I don't think she has Sabino going on either but get her tested.

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pp she is absolutely classic minimal sabino - I have two of them including her - and there has to be something because any white on a horse that is not the result of scarring is because of a white gene. Be it one of the pinto genes, roan, rabicano, grey, dominant white or something thus far not isolated.
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