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        01-28-2013, 02:03 PM
      #41
    Trained
    So I checked for the lump, to take a pic. It is larger, but softened considerably, and the "seam" under the lump now goes diagonally from point of hip towards her hock, traversing the muscle.
    So it has changed since I got her. Maybe because now she is out 24/7 opposed to stalled 24/7 before?

    I found this article quite interesting:
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        01-28-2013, 03:57 PM
      #42
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman    
    I think I got a lead now....my mare has a fist-size rather hard lump on the right hamstring...that's the side with the shortened stride... ....when she walks it looks like something is blocked, therefore the lower leg doesn't come all the way forward and sets down rather abruptly from directly above...just like the first video who came up on the Google search.
    Thank you so much, tealamutt, you gave the problem a name.....
    YAY! 8 years of education is finally useful :) Glad I could help. My kiddo came to me already diagnosed, but I see this in dogs (I'm actually a small animal vet) and have helped another gal at my barn figure it out on her own horse too. It's the kind of thing that is tricky to nail down, but once you see it, hard to miss. The lump in the muscle is very tell-tale.
         
        01-28-2013, 04:27 PM
      #43
    Trained
    It's also very logical to me now..I have a big scar who I can feel hindering my movement. So I can imagine now why she is moving the way she is.

    Now next question...surgery or massage or what? Apparently it's not painful and in my mare's case it has changed within the last 5-6 months...what would be best? Somewhere in the articles it said supplementing magnesium helps. That is easy...finding a capable vet could be way harder..
         
        01-28-2013, 04:37 PM
      #44
    Yearling
    Well, I am guessing that she may be out of alignment due to walking around with this lameness for some time. If a good vet is out of the question (since a "real" diagnosis is the ideal first step), I would have a chiro adjust her and see if you can get someone who does massage/rolfing/bodywork out. Ultrasound seemed to help my TB a lot, but I don't have anyone who can do it here anymore so I just do a lot of massage and stretching and have a trainer who knows a lot about body mechanics who helps me ride in a way that helps him.
         
        01-28-2013, 05:47 PM
      #45
    Foal
    Chiropractor will be out Thursday. I had an equine massage therapist out and she did Rolfing work on her. So far nothing has helped. This chiropractor seems to think he will be able to help me... He has also set aside 3 hours out of his day for my horse since she has tendencies to rear up and strike at times when being chiropracted. Only when they are touching her poll. He said sessions are usually around 1 hour but she sounds out of whack in numerous places... So he is compensating for the time he may use lol! He is reviewed as opthe best chiropractor in a 75 mile radius... Hopefully this will prove true Thursday! ;) fingers crossed!
         
        01-28-2013, 05:47 PM
      #46
    Trained
    I seriously doubt any of the vets here could do the surgery. I was planning on a chiropractor for her anyway, but also noticed that she is not as rigid through her neck anymore. She is on joint supplement.
    So from a year ago to now she became more flexible and the lump is soft now, way softer than other muscle tissue. Makes me wonder if she got kicked just before we bought her? She was a complete mess, we got her because we just couldn't leave her there and never expected her to be a performing member of the herd. I got before and after pics in my critters album, Snipper.
    She's well bred and was a working ranch horse once. I'd be more than happy to just ride her around a little every now and then.
         
        01-28-2013, 06:03 PM
      #47
    Started
    I'm curious to see what the chiro says Thursday, this is an interesting situation. Good luck in figuring out what's up with her. :)
         
        01-28-2013, 06:05 PM
      #48
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Carriagegirl23    
    Chiropractor will be out Thursday. I had an equine massage therapist out and she did Rolfing work on her. So far nothing has helped. This chiropractor seems to think he will be able to help me... He has also set aside 3 hours out of his day for my horse since she has tendencies to rear up and strike at times when being chiropracted. Only when they are touching her poll. He said sessions are usually around 1 hour but she sounds out of whack in numerous places... So he is compensating for the time he may use lol! He is reviewed as opthe best chiropractor in a 75 mile radius... Hopefully this will prove true Thursday! ;) fingers crossed!
    Let us know how it went please. Eventually flying chiropractors included
         
        01-29-2013, 01:17 AM
      #49
    Foal
    This was her when I first got her in sept. ;) going to post a more recent pic of her now ;)
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        01-29-2013, 01:18 AM
      #50
    Foal
    Also the day I got her
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