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        04-21-2010, 10:34 PM
      #1
    Trained
    Thumbs down Frustrating!

    Well, if it isn't one thing, it's another right?

    *sigh*

    Nelson is lame, yet again. But this one is confusing. Saturday, a friend was using him in a Hunter/Jumper schooling show and during their warmup, Nelson tripped, stumbled and fell on his right knee.

    I wasn't there, I didn't see it. But I caught them walking while my Coach was examining Nelson, so I rushed over to see what was going on.

    I couldn't feel heat, neither could my Coach, but when he was walking, you could definitely see a limp. So she hand walked him around a bit, and he came out of the limp at the walk, and we asked for the trot. At the trot it was apparant.

    So we untacked him and I hosed off his front legs 20 minutes each, gave him bute and put liniment on them. For the next 3 days I did the same thing.

    All week, he seemed fine. No swelling, no heat. He played in his paddock normally - so I tack him up today.

    At the walk both ways, perfectly fine. So we walked for a good 20 mintues, and then I asked for the trot. We went clockwise, and he was perfectly fine. The moment we went counter, there was the limp again.

    I hopped off right away, untacked him and walked him around a bit. I called friends over and they felt his ankles and tendons - nothing. We are baffled.

    Now I ran my hands down his back on both sides, and he was very tender. So maybe his back is out? I don't know.

    None-the-less, I pulled us out of the May 2nd HT.

    My Vet is coming out tomorrow to check him over, so we'll find out what is up. Thankfully she is a certified chiro as well.

    *sigh* *sigh* *double sigh*

    I hosed his legs off again today for 20 minutes each, and the whole time, I was crouched down crying.
         
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        04-21-2010, 10:44 PM
      #2
    Green Broke
    Oh I'm there with you. Annalie has been lame for the past three days.

    Hope it's nothing serious : /
         
        04-21-2010, 10:48 PM
      #3
    Green Broke
    I said it on FB but I'll say it again.

    I'm sorry, Kim :( I hope Nelson has a speedy recovery and you guys are back in the show ring in no time!

    Seems like when it rains, it pours as of late. *sigh*
         
        04-21-2010, 10:51 PM
      #4
    Trained
    If it were one of his front legs, can you decipher which one it would be by him being able to trot just fine to the right, but not so well to the left?
         
        04-21-2010, 10:53 PM
      #5
    Green Broke
    Mmm not necessarily. May be more apparent on a small circle though.
         
        04-21-2010, 10:56 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    That really sucks. Just as you were getting right into the stadium jumping as well.
    I hope that your vet can sort him out and you can get back into your training soon.
         
        04-21-2010, 11:15 PM
      #7
    Trained
    Ugh, I feel for you. You sure have been hit with a lot this year. It does sound like it might be a mild strain somewhere. That stuff tends to heal quickly. Hopefully he'll be back to his old self soon enough. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
         
        04-21-2010, 11:23 PM
      #8
    Trained
    Thanks everyone. I am so frustrated and my emotions are going up and down.

    I am about ready to bang my head on a wall or something.
         
        04-21-2010, 11:26 PM
      #9
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MIEventer    
    Thanks everyone. I am so frustrated and my emotions are going up and down.

    I am about ready to bang my head on a wall or something.
    If you must bang yoru head, duck tape a pillow to the wall first :) lol

    I hope he gets better soon so you guys can have fun and ride again! :)
         
        04-21-2010, 11:27 PM
      #10
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MIEventer    
    If it were one of his front legs, can you decipher which one it would be by him being able to trot just fine to the right, but not so well to the left?
    I don't want to scare you, because it could be a million things, but that's what Denny has/had. Since mid-January he's been ever so slightly off here and there, most apparent at a trot. One direction he'd be fine, and the other it was obvious he was off. The vet looked specifically for what's called "swinging limb" lameness - he's off when lunged to the left, but he's lame on his right front, aka the outer (swinging) limb. He has a very mild strained suspensory injury.
    It doesn't sound like the mechanism of injury would cause a suspensory injury, but I thought I would chime in.
         

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