Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Thanks Anabel. However, I must take responsibility for his condition, he was 10 when he was diagnosed with this at a regular check up, teeth floating. I hadn't even noticed as he had never been lame, the vet asked me what I was doing with the horse, when I explained that a trainer had put a pretty good stop on him and that he will almost slide when I sit down heavy, he figured that was the cause as my horse's confo does not lend itself to bone spavin. I have owned this horse since a weanling & I now own his sire, so whatever problems he has concerning usage and breeding, it's my ownership. He is 12 now & has never been lame, but last year he was "off" on that leg (right rear hind) for a few days. I used a glucosamine supplement for the whole show season and he never took a lame step, but when I look back, he was travelling the same as he was now, no one ever picked up on it. I figured this year he was fine & the bone had set, as I felt no heat in the area. Yesterday at the show, although I did notice he wasn't as rounded & relaxed as he usually is, the judge picked up on it and called me in to center to ask if he had an issue with that leg. I told her about his bone spavin, she said that isn't an injury, it's a condition but because of it, although he isn't lame, he is uneven and she can't use him in a class. After the show, the judge, and a girl riding a high powered reiner & my coach all said I should consider looking into Legend. The girl with the reiner gave me a good recommendation for vet. I live in a small town and the vets here are not equine specialists, we have to haul out of town so it was excellent to get a referral only 60 miles away. I was hoping there was more HF members out there who had used Legend and would care to share their results. My horse will see the vet concerning this on Wednesday, I am hoping the prognosis is good.