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post #1 of 2 Old 04-11-2012, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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Hip misalignment on multiple occasions

I have a high maintenance TB that has been battling his second dose of hip misalignment.
Approximately 2 months ago he was treated by a veterinarian who did chiropractic work and acupuncture with B12 injections which did the job, but recently he is starting to show minor symptoms of his hip going out of alignment again (Rear Right Hip)
The first round he was short-strided, and he is starting to get a choppy canter/lope tracking right.
Getting the chiropractor back out, but this is expensive (about 300 each visit) is there anybody who has also had similar issues, or anybody who has a proven method to help such issues?
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post #2 of 2 Old 04-11-2012, 01:02 PM
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Horse is more than likely shortlegged on left front, making him reach down further on each footfall. Short of like if you were wearing a high heel on one foot and flat shoe on other, you will be out of balance, and end up sore backed as a result.

I've seen horses be as much as 1/4 inch uneven.

I am not talking about hoof length either, but from where front leg ties into chest to the coronet band. Too many will only look at hoof length being equal, and while that is fine and dandy, if one leg is actually shorter? Then horse is coming down unevenly.

Horses, nor for that matter anything living, are rarely, if ever symmetrical. But measure the length of the front legs, NOT including hooves, and see if that is problem. It could also be back legs, but would bet more on fronts.

Shoer can correct with leather pads, as needed.

And could also be something in way horse walks? Swinging one leg out, or twisting funny? Need to video, front and back, at walk and trot in hand, and again under saddle. Rider could also be putting horse out of balance too.

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