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        04-20-2013, 07:36 PM
      #11
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    If it was a bowed tendon, he'd be very noticeable lame, so it probably isn't. He just looks that way. Most likely due to the hair on his legs. You know your horse much better than anyone on an internet forum.
         
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        04-20-2013, 08:13 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    I rinsed the leg and took pictures of it all wet? Would that help to show you. And also a video of him walking..?
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        04-22-2013, 09:08 PM
      #13
    Showing
    They look really stocked up. If that were my horse I would get a lameness specialist vet out to see if there is a reason for the swelling.

    What's his exercise/turnout schedule like?
         
        04-22-2013, 10:31 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    Turned put 24/7 but I feed grass hay.. pretty much a dirt pasture. I ride when I can. To me maybe they look swelled in pictures but not as much in person. It feels like muscle but we could be looking in different spots haha
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        04-23-2013, 08:32 AM
      #15
    Green Broke
    This horse looks to have some halter Quarter Horse in him. He is both sickle hocked AND bow legged behind. The small feet are also typical of halter horse breeding. The sickled hocks have put a LOT of pressure on the tendons of the hind cannons. I am not sure if he has a bowed tendon behind or is showing curbiness as his hocks are very sickled.

    His back is long and weak and there is a dip in front of his withers. He looks to need more muscling up top. Something is going on with this horse.. not sure what.. I suspect this horse will not be a sound ride for a lot of his life. :(
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        04-23-2013, 12:26 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    In the lower part of the hind legs (where I see swelling) there is no muscle just tendons and bones which you usually see. It does look like edema (stocking up). If it's soft and jelly like probably edema (fluid) firmer is usually inflammation/swelling. Spice stocks up even on 24/7 turnout if she isn't moving a lot.

    I agree with Elana with those legs, you might have soundness issues.
         
        04-23-2013, 10:58 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Elam's you are 100% correct he does have multiple halter umm genes(?) And horses in his pedigree. I believe. And I hope you are wrong about not being sound for long:( that'd suck
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        04-30-2013, 01:00 AM
      #18
    Showing
    Any updates?

    Also I was thinking of you when I re-found these online:

    Equi Flexsleeve in Quilts / Standing Wraps at Schneider Saddlery
         
        04-30-2013, 10:56 AM
      #19
    Green Broke
    Thats I will look into.those!!^ and haha thanks for thinking of us!:) Sunny is actually doing fine. I haven't noticed any swelling actually. I have been rinsing his leg. I rode him this weekend(gave him the week off) and he seems fine. My newest idea is that I'm going to start my dads horse on poles (he's really good at them) that way sunny has a buy of a break in between and doesn't have to work so hard (: also thinking about getting the vet out sometime in may to shoe him and see if we can do anything to correct his back.feet (the way that the outside gets shaved (?) Off faster then the inside
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        04-30-2013, 03:40 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    The outside of his feet wear faster because he is bow legged and that is how he has to move. He lands on the outside of the hoof and then it turns a little as he walks over it. You can't change it.. tho you could slow it down with shoes.

    However, if you do not ride that often, shoes and not wearing naturally will have a better chance of making him lame higher up.

    Trim him level and know what you have. Post more photos when he has shed his winter coat and looks all shine, polish and spiff! :)
         

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