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  • My horse is not skinny but you can see her hip bones
  • Hip out on horse

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    07-07-2012, 08:56 AM
Hip problems forever???

I just got my horse a couple days ago, when I got her she is so underweight you can see bones, she also had back hip bone sticking out and the guy who picked her up for me said looks like she ran into a post and knocked it out of place, but it was like that do long he said its not fixable. He said kids can ride her or she can be pasture horse that's it, so do you think its true?? Can't be fixed???
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    07-07-2012, 09:03 AM
You need to call a vet. Only they'll be able to give you an educated opinion on your horse's ability to be ridden.
    07-07-2012, 09:26 AM
Agree with calling a vet. Did you have this horse examined before you bought her?

Also sometimes protruding hip bones are in need of some extra weight and get better as the horse becomes fitter. But sometimes that's not the case either.

So call the vet, and in the meantime if you want to post a picture so we can give you a guesstimate you're welcome to. Congrats on your new horse btw
    07-07-2012, 09:58 AM
Hi There! Congrats on your new horse! Is she your only horse?

When I got my boy he was very VERY skinny too. I could see every bone in his body just about, and his hips looked very protruded. I started researching how to care for and feed him to fatten him up at his stage in life, and I had a vet out to meet him, examine him, and make recommendations. Personally I wouldn't get too worried about it yet. See what your vet says first.

Pictures would be a great help!

My boy is officially retired now. I was riding him until just a few months ago. So we're making the transition from riding companion to pasture companion. We go for walks together now instead of rides. And it's all good. He SO enjoys his time out on walks, and I SO enjoy his company! Horses can be awesome companions! So if you find yourself unable to ride your new horse, please don't give up on her. You can still enjoy the great outdoors and get your exercise. There's ground work you can do, tricks you can teach her, walks to go on... All kinds of wonderful stuff, and the bonds of friendship and trust are well worth it.
    07-07-2012, 10:21 AM
Protruding hips

Does your horses hips look like these? My boy was just starving, and needed good care. After good lovin, good food, and ground exercises, he was fine to ride!

Ya know, one thing you can do while waiting for the vet, is compare her hips. Are they symmetrical? Do they look the same, or is one different from the other? If they're different then there might be a problem. Whether or not it can be fixed is a question for your vet.
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    07-07-2012, 11:30 AM
Will be posting pics in a minute, she is under a year he said she is 6 months but idk. She is the only horse we have.
    07-07-2012, 11:36 AM

    07-07-2012, 11:38 AM
Please do post pics! They make a HUGE difference! And by the way, my Khaiyaann is not skinny anymore. Those protruding hips are now round and beautiful! Here's an "after" picture!
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    07-07-2012, 11:39 AM
Wow he is a beautiful horse.
    07-07-2012, 11:42 AM
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I personally don't see anything wrong with her hips however poor girl is pretty scarred up. If you are really concerned have your vet come out and look at her he/ she can help you far more due to the hands on evaluation he can do that we can not.

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