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    05-19-2008, 11:26 PM
Cory fell to his knee's

Yesterday while riding cory, he was trottong around. He had just falled to his knees, my husband got off him right away so cory did not have the extra weight to get back up, he got up and he was fine, no swelling or laimness, just like nothing happened, we checked the his feet to make sure he did not have anything lodged in there and we found nothing, his hooves are done regularly he is udt on shots and worming, he usta trip once in a while but nothing like he did sunday, he was running around playing with star after we unsaddled him. Any advise on what maybe caused this?
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    05-20-2008, 12:00 AM
The only advise I can give is to check your saddle placement. If the saddle is too far forward the horse can get trippy.
    05-20-2008, 12:02 AM
Sometimes horses just trip, and if they're off balance they can fall. Having said that, was it hot out? Was he being worked hard (within reason of course!)? Did he seem "with it" mentally?
    05-20-2008, 12:18 AM
What caused or fixed his earlier tripping? Do the two link together? Was there any heat or swelling today? It could be nothing -- like JDI said, sometimes it just happens. We've all tripped in our lives.
    05-20-2008, 12:46 AM
He could've been unbalanced, that happens sometimes. ;) I agree though, he could've been overworked. Or the saddle is not fitting properly.
    05-20-2008, 01:24 AM
No swelling or soreness at all. I think Iam going to saddle not fitting properly, he was only walking and some trotting 10min-15 min and it was 55 degrees out. But he has put on a couple pounds since winter. Me too lol. I think I am going to saddle him tomorrow and check for proper fit. Thank you agian for advise. I will let ya know what I find.
    05-20-2008, 02:42 AM
Keep us updated.
    05-20-2008, 05:56 AM
Does he overreach at all? My horse does and this makes her trip. But if this is the only time it has happened, I wouldn't worry as its probably a once-off thing.
    05-20-2008, 08:19 AM
I check to make sure the front of the saddle tree bars are behind and off of the scapula. I run my hand under the saddle and pad, find the shoulder and just eyeball the tree. I don't know if its all saddles but if mine is sitting too close to the shoulder I think she has a harder time lifting her front feet.
Of course all horses trip from time to time.

Here is a really good illustration
    05-20-2008, 12:37 PM
I have seen this before. A friend of mine's horse was walking around the arena and then boom went down on both front knees and Doug just stepped off the horse over her head. We were all like what the heck was that??? The horse got up and has never done it again to this day. It was just a fluke. I'm sure there could be medical explanations or tack issues. But this one was just a one time thing maybe yours is too.

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