Originally Posted by 4horses
Thanks Greentree- Yes she is so much fun to ride. She will do absolutely anything you ask of her. I did all her training myself. She is such a sweetie! No attitude issues either, except when it is something she physically cannot do. One of the reasons I'm so determined to get to the bottom of this.
Oldhorselady- Your Pinto mare's canter does resemble my girls when she is running free. Have you checked into SI issues for your mare as well? My vet always says they can have 2 completely unrelated issues that are causing the same symptoms. Have you tried taking her to a university vet school?
I think I will try the University next. Hopefully they can figure it out! I'll post an update if/when they find something! The local vets are cheaper, but I'm not sure they have seen something quite like this before.
Yes 4Horses....I've kind of gone through every ailment possible with people. One vet said she was still growing into her legs at the beginning, one vet diagnosed her recently with Stringhalt. Two chiros had no idea, massage therapist had no idea, trainers thought she was trying to gait, farriers no idea. The frustration is nobody even knows which body part to start with from neck down to her hind fetlocks. So, I have on the EPSM path right now and going to stick to it to rule it out. Later if nothing is different I will probably take the University route as well.
Good luck to you. I hope to follow this thread and see your progress. I think think the local vets are cheaper initially, but when you get all these different opinions without any definite diagnosis...it costs more in the long run.