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    12-29-2011, 03:54 PM
  #11
Yearling
I'm not sure how giving a horse for therapeutic riding works, but at least by donating him, you wouldn't have to feed him, and he'd be in a good place, right? This economy is so bad for horses, and he's not really sound- I just don't even see him as a pleasure trail horse, it's just not worth having a horse that can only walk, but that's just me. But the best thing to do is to try anyway, you never know!
     
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    12-29-2011, 04:04 PM
  #12
Trained
I would have a vet out and a reputable farrier. It's unlikely that anyone will buy him given the problems you're describing. Even a therapeutic riding center isn't going to want a horse that trips, what happens when it escalates and starts happening at a walk?

This is part of horse ownership, its your responsibility as his owner to determine what is wrong with him. Once you know what's wrong with him then you can start figuring out where to go.
     
    12-29-2011, 05:46 PM
  #13
Trained
I think Soenjer55 is jumping the gun a bit, not to mention in one post she says to retire him and in the next give to a therapeutic riding stable. The last thing a therapeutic riding stable needs is a horse that trips.

I agree that vet and farrier visits are in order. Especially since this is your first horse and you may not have the experience to see some things. Regardless, fresh eyes usually provide a fresh viewpoint.

Yes, his stance in the front is poor, but okay for casual riding in an otherwise healthy horse. He may have some arthritis which is causing him difficulty. If so, the best thing for him is continued movement anyway.

While on the older side, if there is just a little problem it could be that it is easily managed and you may yet have a good horse on your hands. He has good weight. Ask the vet and have his feet done/checked.
     
    12-29-2011, 06:03 PM
  #14
Yearling
Well, that's assuming that at a therapeutic riding stable, he'd only walk around on a lead rope, and the OP said he could walk just fine. I would personally just retire him, but the OP isn't in a position to be able to do that. If that makes any more sense...
     
    12-29-2011, 07:02 PM
  #15
Foal
Like the others said, get a vet and farrier to look at him first. Once you have all the information, then you can make a decision on what to do with him. In the last picture it looks like the left hoof might be longer than the right one. It could be the angle but maybe it's something a vet or farrier could easily fix. Don't give up on him yet! Not until you have exhausted your options :)
     
    12-29-2011, 08:17 PM
  #16
Foal
Those are the most recent I have of his angles, but his feet were done Wed. And I told the farrier about him tripping, but he didn't notice anything strange about his feet. I had my instructor look at him when I first noticed him walking funny going inward but she didn't say anything about it really. I'll have the vet look at him sometime soon and just keep any eye on him and see if he gets better.
     
    12-29-2011, 08:59 PM
  #17
Banned
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Originally Posted by soenjer55    
I'm not sure how giving a horse for therapeutic riding works, but at least by donating him, you wouldn't have to feed him, and he'd be in a good place, right?
For future reference, many therapeutic places sell/auction (read: slaughter) horses that they cannot use for whatever reason. They can't afford to feed them for sentimental reasons.
     
    12-29-2011, 09:06 PM
  #18
Trained
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Originally Posted by Lafitte    
Those are the most recent I have of his angles, but his feet were done Wed. And I told the farrier about him tripping, but he didn't notice anything strange about his feet. I had my instructor look at him when I first noticed him walking funny going inward but she didn't say anything about it really. I'll have the vet look at him sometime soon and just keep any eye on him and see if he gets better.
I doubt he will get any better without some intervention.

I find it very odd that neither the farrier nor your instructor had any input on your horse's tripping. Assuming your instructor knows about it, of course. A farrier should definitely be concerned about tripping, even if the cause is not in the hoof. Next call is definitely the vet.
     
    12-29-2011, 09:33 PM
  #19
Green Broke
Your best bet if you can't keep him, and don't want to vet him. Would be to give him away. No one wants to invest their money in time for a horse that they can't ride like you said. There are some people who wants horses as yard ornaments and may keep him as a pasture pet. But make sure its the thing you want to do. Once he leaves your hands he could end up in hands of someone that's not going to keep him. Or care for him properly. Gettign rid of a horse is a big decision. Almost as big of the decision of getting him without a vet check. That's was the most important and responsible part that you missed. Hopefully he goes to a decent home if you decide to get rid of him. Though I do think he should be vetted. Its not his fault he's tripping. And its your responsibility as his owner to make sure he is well looked after.
     
    12-29-2011, 10:27 PM
  #20
Foal
I know kitty. I probably wouldn't sell him anyway, I do like having him around. Even if he did get worse, I could always just trail ride him at the walk. He doesn't seem to be in pain and the tripping he didn't do it terribly when my instructor was around so she thought it was just because he was older and not picking up his feet, same with the farrier. The farrier did say that he was going to angle the hooves different or something to see if that would help with the tripping. I haven't ridden him since before Wed when farrier came. I'm going to try to ride him tomorrow (Fri) morning and see how he is.
     

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