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    08-11-2008, 11:14 PM
  #1
Yearling
Front Left knee clicking

I recently noticed that my 6 year old appy/twh rescue pony's front left knee was clicking when she walked and when I pick it up to pick her feet. She has never gone lame in the 3 years I've ridden her, nad never had any serious problems with her legs/feet. No health problems at all acually. Is this something that I should be worried about? My joints click all the time and I'm only 14. When she does that it sounds like the joints on our 20 year old+ arthritis sufferer qh gelding, but she is only 6.
     
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    08-12-2008, 12:23 AM
  #2
Banned
I've had young horses do that before. I read it is because of stiffness (maybe the horse was laying down before?)
     
    08-12-2008, 10:40 AM
  #3
Yearling
If there is no stiffness, swelling or lameness it's likely nothing to worry about. If you do see any signs of lameness then a vet check would be a good idea.
     
    08-12-2008, 12:00 PM
  #4
Yearling
Sometimes the clicking is comparable to us going to the chiro. When you get adjusted and hear that "pop" it's the displacement of gas or air in the fluid around the joint.
     
    08-12-2008, 10:02 PM
  #5
Yearling
Thanks
I asked my coach about it today in my lesson and she said a lot of horses do that and if she's not in pain or anything than its not a big deal.
     
    08-12-2008, 11:12 PM
  #6
Weanling
She might also have a growth plate trying to finish closing the resy of the way in her knee too. Nothing big or painful, just last stages of bone settling in. We have a 2 year old mini who has her back left hock do the same thing.
     

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