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post #1 of 5 Old 04-20-2012, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Back Issue With My Arabian

Hello! So his issue with his back is that his back will be "out" or you could say it will come out of place. When his back is out he can't be ridden because of the pain it causes. We take him to a vet that does chiropractic work for him and he will pop his back into place again. After that he is fine can be ridden after about 24 hours if it wasn't out to bad if it was out really bad somewhere between that and a week at most. His back will go out if he plays and runs around in his pasture a lot or to hard, if I don't ride him a lot, or before when he has fallen down it's a given his back will be out. When I work him regularly he doesn't go out as bad but every once in a blue moon he will go out slightly. When he is out he doesn't bend at all just turns his head and he wants to go really fast and throw you off. I love what the vet that works on his back does for Laddy and Laddy loves going to see him too. So does this type of back ailment sound familiar to you and your horse?

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-20-2012, 03:39 PM
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What is it that's specifically wrong with him? A continually recurring back issue is serious, and maybe you shouldn't be riding him any longer.

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Its not an issue such as that seriousness and the vet doesn't think so either he works with arabians all the time (his breed of horse that he specializes in) and it seems to be a very common thing. A lot of horses seem to have this issue and I guess it is more in the pelvis. I would never ride a hurt horse and to stop riding Laddy now would be worse then going out and breaking his leg myself. This explains it better.

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I've had Arabians for 34 years and never come across this supposedly 'common' problem.

In fact, Arabians are known for being hardy, healthy horses. Of course, I'm talking about the old fashioned, sturdy, little, well bred performance horses, not the tall, willowy Saddlebred wanna-bes they're breeding now.

I don't care what you're being told, any horse who is practically crippled every time you ride them has more than a minor issue. You ARE hurting him if he's in pain after every ride.

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That's the Lad of 18 years as of March 30. You can keep him with almost no grain over the summer on a well grassed over pasture just enough grain to keep his feet up. This issue is in all breeds of horse. Also like I stated originally it doesn't go out hardly ever when I work him regularly, so stopping on the working wouldn't seem like the right thing to do here.

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