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post #1 of 3 Old 08-12-2012, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Should soreness in a front fetlock cause an issue?

So the ten year old mare I was looking at awhile back was potentially sold, but the seller e-mailed me saying the sale fell through.

After talking further, she said it fell through because the girl wanted a "cheap expensive horse". The mare was apparently raced until she was seven, but is sound, other than having a bit of soreness in her front fetlock. The woman said it was found during a flexion test and that the vet said it might end up bothering her or it might not.. just to give her a supplement and that she might eventually need injections.

I really appreciated her honesty about it, so I do trust her opinion. She said she hasn't had the mare jumping yet, but is getting jumps this week from a friend. As of right now, the mare has been back in work for sixty days and hasn't showed any signs of soreness.

So, my question is, should soreness in the front fetlocks cause any real issues for jumping and potentially dressage? She'd still be on supplements and I'd likely get some liniment for after and before rides.

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post #2 of 3 Old 08-12-2012, 08:42 PM
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If you are concerned, get a vet to Xray that area as part of the PPE. I would xray both fronts if this horse were going to be jumping a good bit.. and probably would anyway due to her racing history. Might want to take a look at everything from the fetlock joint down on the formerly sore front.

No need to buy a horse that is a maintenance night mare or that ends up unsound more than she is sound.

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post #3 of 3 Old 08-12-2012, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I know that she did recently have a PPE, and that the seller was really honest about the results but I'll definitely see about getting a x-ray done if I end up liking her personality and how she goes.

And definitely not! I'm fine if it can be managed with supplements and such, but I wouldn't want a horse that I'm constantly worrying about for soundness issues.

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