Does my horse have Stringhalt?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Does my horse have Stringhalt?

This is a discussion on Does my horse have Stringhalt? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Stringhalt in horses video
  • Videoes of horse with stringhalt

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-25-2010, 12:00 PM
  #1
Foal
Does my horse have Stringhalt?

A friend of mine thinks my horse may have Stringhalt in her back right leg. Please look at this video of me lunging her and let me know what you think. A vet is coming out this week to take a look at her.

     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    01-25-2010, 12:11 PM
  #2
Started
A little odd going behind(for me anyway. Not real used to the breed), but I don't think stringhalt.

Look up some of the youtube videos of it. Like this one.
     
    01-25-2010, 04:43 PM
  #3
Weanling
I don't think that's stringhalt, she needs to be adjusted by a chiro.
     
    01-25-2010, 05:10 PM
  #4
Weanling
I'd say that it's a cause for concern, even if it isn't stringhalt. Her movement is still irregular at some points (especially when she comes around the northwest turn of the circle), and it could be anything from mild soreness or lameness, to something more serious like a fracture.
It's good that you've noticed something is off and that you are getting a vet out.

Here's a helpful webpage on stringhalt, for further reading.
     
    01-25-2010, 05:12 PM
  #5
Foal
I agree this probably is not stringhalt, it appear the sacrum is locked up and possibly the stifle. It's hard to tell from the angle but I agree with the other person. Have an expereinced equine chiro out and they will be able to feel if any of the jionts are locked up and if they are they can adjust them and release it. Horse respond much better then people and ususally unless it is a chronic condition one adjustment will work until needed again.
     
    01-25-2010, 06:25 PM
  #6
Super Moderator
It could be a mild case. But I'm not really sure. It's definitely something though. Let us know what the vet says.
     
    01-25-2010, 10:47 PM
  #7
Yearling
Please do keep us posted. One of our teaching horses has a very mild stringhalt that looks a lot like this. I'd be very interested to see what is going on with your gal!
     
    01-26-2010, 05:25 AM
  #8
Foal
She looks stiff in the Stifle. Have you tried lightly stretching her out before you work her? I would be curious how she responds to stretching. Chiropractor may be a good start.
     
    01-30-2010, 12:10 PM
  #9
Foal
Thanks, everyone for your help. The vet came out and it is indeed stringhalt. It is a very mild case and she should be just fine with surgery. I am disappointed because I just bought this horse and the owner assured me she was 100% sound. Oh well, you live and learn. She is such a sweet horse she is definitely worth the $400 for surgery. She's only 9 so I'm sure I will have many great years with her.

Thanks again for all of your answers and concern!
     
    01-30-2010, 12:27 PM
  #10
Yearling
Thanks for the update! I thought it looked an awful lot like it, but hard to diagnose from a video. I'm so glad the prognosis seems good and a pretty reasonable price for surgery (very reasonable actually). Best wishes for a speedy and successful recovery!
     

Tags
stringhalt

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stringhalt??? eriray Horse Health 6 09-17-2009 01:55 PM
Stringhalt and Jumpers???? CJ82Sky Horse Health 11 08-24-2009 08:49 PM
Stringhalt? EPM? quixotesoxs Horse Health 5 03-07-2009 06:50 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0