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        12-01-2012, 10:24 AM
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    Sounds more and more like it.
    Get her trimmed and report
    If your farrier doesn't know what you're talking about, im here
    Thanks desert....the new farrier I found down here sounds very much like he knows what he is doing. Came highly recommended and I met with him yesterday looking at my percheron and her nightmare feet. He was interested in her xrays and actually talked about them and found things on them the vet didn't talk about, along with actual solutions. My farrier up there just looked at them and handed them back. He will be hand-making Belle's shoes. So, I'm sure he will be able to help Snickers too. Crossing my fingers.
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        12-01-2012, 11:01 AM
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    I guess I have to clarify the hill work.....hill work is recommended for strengthening muscles especially in the hindquarters of horses with upward fixation of the patella. Also steady trot work, again, to build muscle.
    If other stifle or hip problems are present I agree hill work can become a problem.
    To stay on the safe side, I would walk hills in hand and trot and longe on the flat

    Important is trot for building muscles, not jog.Freshly forward trot.
         
        12-01-2012, 11:06 AM
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    Thanks desert....the new farrier I found down here sounds very much like he knows what he is doing. Came highly recommended and I met with him yesterday looking at my percheron and her nightmare feet. He was interested in her xrays and actually talked about them and found things on them the vet didn't talk about, along with actual solutions. My farrier up there just looked at them and handed them back. He will be hand-making Belle's shoes. So, I'm sure he will be able to help Snickers too. Crossing my fingers.
    Sounds really good!
    The sooner you can get Snickers done the easier she will find it to move. My standie always had that "WOW"-look in his face after the first few steps with a fresh trim
         
        12-01-2012, 12:29 PM
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    I guess I have to clarify the hill work.....hill work is recommended for strengthening muscles especially in the hindquarters of horses with upward fixation of the patella. Also steady trot work, again, to build muscle.
    If other stifle or hip problems are present I agree hill work can become a problem.
    To stay on the safe side, I would walk hills in hand and trot and longe on the flat

    Important is trot for building muscles, not jog.Freshly forward trot.
    I will start working on her being more forward....she is definitely not the 'forward' type. That's why I love her so much! She does well on the lunge, but I don't want to lunge her too long either. I will keep up the trail walks leading her. I dont' want to ride her unless I feel she is more sure of herself. I don't want her stumbling down a hill with me. I will let you know what the farrier says next week. Thanks for the info.
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        12-01-2012, 12:40 PM
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    You can try to longe her more straight, I.e. Walk with her on a straight line then turn and again straight line, more a square than a circle......it's a little more "exercise" for you, but keeps her from putting too much strain on her legs while trotting.
         

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