Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
I personaly never trust a flexion test.
3 of my horses failed thiers, I bought them anyway and they have never had a day lame in the time I have had them (of those 3 the least time I've had one of them was 10years)
2 of my horses passed which where:
My youngster who i've only had since september so too early to tell
My arab, who turned out to be lame all round and never came properly sound for any length of time. He had on going knee issues and a bad back, he would be sound for a few weeks then do something silly and be lame for months.
SO you can probably see why I generaly don't trust them. I'll still have them done and a horse that is massivly lame I wont buy, but some horses are just a bit stiff and I'll concider those dependant on age and a lot of other factors(a 15yr old horse will be stiffer then a 10 yr old, will it impact what I want to do etc). If you held my leg up for a minute and then expected me to run I'd limp a few strides too and there is nothing wrong with my knees.
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT
Last edited by faye; 04-27-2011 at 03:52 AM.