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post #21 of 28 Old 12-29-2011, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by bubba13 View Post
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.
Really? I thought they just retired them... learn something new everyday, huh.
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post #22 of 28 Old 12-30-2011, 08:03 PM
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Do you have any eye level photos of him from the knee down, closeups of the outside of his hooves and closeups of the underside of his front feet? (clean them up, first) I might be able to help you at least know what questions to ask your vet/farrier. :)
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He's been getting a little better, I think. He's not doing it as close to his other feet when walking. He's not hitting his feet either and he doesn't act like he's in pain. He hasn't been tripping much at the trot either, so he's doing pretty good. When the vet comes for shots, I'll get her to look at him then.
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I hope he's okay, good luck!
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I'm wondering if he isn't a bit lazy and just not picking up his feet like he should. By 21 a horse has really learned about conserving energy. And by doing so he's likely going heavy on the front end.
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I was thinking that too because he is lazy.
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He's one smart cookie though, so wouldn't be surprised if he was just making us think that :). He's too smart sometimes and he knows it
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Does he ride out of it? Our horse started doing that last summer but only when we have her dressage saddle on. She would only "tightrope" at a walk (sometimes severely & cross over) but her trot was fine. Usually she would ride out of it in about 15 minutes or so. She has always had a short stride in the right front but it is barely noticeable normally. We have had 3 chiro's 2 vet checks, acupuncture, and farrier out to see her to no avail. They all said that they couldn't find anything wrong and she looks good at the trot so don't worry too much unless it gets worse. Now that my daughter is getting ready for show season I want to know what it is and how we can keep it from getting worse. Saddle fitter is coming next week to see her under the dressage saddle (before we sell it) to help us pinpoint the area of concern. Needless to say we have more invested in this than what we paid for the horse! We plan to keep her forever so I guess that's just how it goes. Ugh.

Anyway, can you isolate a certain time or situation that makes it worse or better?
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