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post #11 of 19 Old 02-08-2012, 10:23 PM
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Is it me or does she look like she is slightly limping on her right front?
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Whew, she's pretty severely bowlegged on her right front. I'm glad that you have decided not to jump her, but I doubt she'll have a very long riding career anyway.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news like that but she's putting some very serious strain on that joint with every single stride she takes.

And, yes, I do see some movement problems with that right front. I can't quite pinpoint if it's an actual limp or whether it's just a funky movement due to the leg but....it will probably be a limp in a relatively short amount of time.
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It almost looks as of her right front leg is shorter then her left front which is causing a bit of short stridedness in the video. I couldn't imagine that's comfy for her
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Whew, she's pretty severely bowlegged on her right front. I'm glad that you have decided not to jump her, but I doubt she'll have a very long riding career anyway.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news like that but she's putting some very serious strain on that joint with every single stride she takes.

And, yes, I do see some movement problems with that right front. I can't quite pinpoint if it's an actual limp or whether it's just a funky movement due to the leg but....it will probably be a limp in a relatively short amount of time.


Yeah I agree about the jumping and short riding life, but so far there has been no limping in the leg and its been a few months of constant, light ridden work. She hasn't come up sore or anything at all after any of these days.... and she does move quicker going that way but it's not limping....It is a very akward action she has, if I could get a vid from the front of her trot I would. But I will say it does look funny.


The situation is that I did not buy her... this horse was bred to be a reacehorse but because of the leg was not even started. She was given to me after I found out about them planning to dog her.

In actual fact, since being started in english discipline this quickened motion on this side has slowed down alot... I think she used to go quicker in fear of hurting it, but I have seen a big improvement and she now goes almost the same as she would going the other way

Even so I will try and get a vet to look at her, and I will not be jumping her.

Thanks guys for all your opinions :) mine were pretty much the same I just wanted confirmation of my worries.

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In looking at the video and at the horse I keep thinking she may have suffered from osteochondrosis. This is a disease of the growth plates at the har bone end. It comes from genetics and/or foal growing to fast and being too fat.

If you get a vet to look at her, please let us what you find out. This sort of thing is not common and a good learning situation.

She seems a real nice horse in every other way.. except for that leg. She is short strided on that side but I think the lameness is mechanical at this point.

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In looking at the video and at the horse I keep thinking she may have suffered from osteochondrosis. This is a disease of the growth plates at the har bone end. It comes from genetics and/or foal growing to fast and being too

If you get a vet to look at her, please let us what you find out. This sort of thing is not common and a good learning situation.

She seems a real nice horse in every other way.. except for that leg. She is short strided on that side but I think the lameness is mechanical at this point.
Yeah I'll let you all know. Thanks
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Might try a chiropractor too.

I know sometimes crooked people are just out of alignment... I don't think it would solve all of this mare's problems, but might help her be more comfortable.
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I doubt that the rotation starts from the shoulder - the forearm looks straight enough and I am certain the deviation comes from the knee but hard to tell without seeing pictures of her standing square, weigh evenly distributed and the photographer taking the shot on the same level as her knees.
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Whew, she's pretty severely bowlegged on her right front. I'm glad that you have decided not to jump her, but I doubt she'll have a very long riding career anyway.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news like that but she's putting some very serious strain on that joint with every single stride she takes.

And, yes, I do see some movement problems with that right front. I can't quite pinpoint if it's an actual limp or whether it's just a funky movement due to the leg but....it will probably be a limp in a relatively short amount of time.
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