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    03-21-2010, 01:45 AM
Gunner's back end.

Gunner is a little wobbly in his back end when his walks. One of his hips, the left, sits slightly higher than the right. He seems to have no motion pain or issues in movement, no tripping, he just seems a little visually unstable when you walk behind him. He seems to have no discomfort on soft pressure anywhere in the area, I pressed him with my fingers today and he didn't bat an eyelash.

He did slip and fall down a hill last August, threw his right knee out. It feels a little rough if I palpitate the knee cap, and it pops audibly sometimes. Other than when he threw it out, we haven't seen any limping.

Any ideas? Is this something I should be concerned about?
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    03-21-2010, 02:50 AM
Can you post a video of him walking? Sounds like he may have done some spinal nerve damage. I had a gelding who fell when he was a yearling, he ended up with a wobble when he walked.
    03-21-2010, 03:25 AM
Unfortunately, this is something I would recommend getting a vet out for. I am very intrigued, and would love to be kept updated.
    03-21-2010, 04:24 AM
Keep me updated, please. That spinal nerve damage may be the problem. I'd like to know how this turns out.

Good luck!
    03-21-2010, 01:00 PM
Some things to think about:

Is the wobbly appearance new or has it been going on since the original injury?
Is it getting worse?
Is there any toe-dragging (you may just notice that the front of his toes are more worn)?

Then have a vet out. Pain in one area can cause an animal to appear neurological or it could actually be neurological, so a vet exam is highly recommended. If it's related to pain, then you need to deal with the painful condition. If it's neurological, you need to determine if it's old damage or a current issue that requires treatment to prevent further damage.
    03-22-2010, 12:34 AM
I'll get some pictures and video this coming weekend. He does have weird conformation back there...

Ryle- No, he doesn't toe drag or show any signs of pain, trots and moves fine. I never really noticed anything weird, other than he walks a little different than other horses. It's my BO who mentioned it.

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