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    04-18-2011, 01:26 AM
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Is this horse lame?

Ok, maybe this is a no-no. If so, it's the first time I've done it.

I am not asking for a critique of the rider, but just tell me if this horse looks lame to you?

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    04-18-2011, 01:53 AM
Disclaimer: I only watched the first two minutes.

Yes, I think lame. And that's beyond the peanut-pusher deadhead "jog"--is there supposed to be a hesitation between strides? Yikes. I don't see the same extension on both hind legs. I'm thinking favoring the right.
    04-18-2011, 01:56 AM
Looks lame on the right hind to me. In fact, looks exactly like my horse did earlier today, and I just posted something about his stifles.
    04-18-2011, 02:22 AM
Yes, and clearly so. Why do you ask?
    04-18-2011, 06:20 AM
Lame even at the walk, right hind stifle.
    04-18-2011, 06:45 AM
Right hind, further up the leg. It's darn hard to tell with that ugly jog, though.
    04-18-2011, 11:36 AM
Not pickin up feet enough to clear the ground, pushing dirt with hoof. Appears to be lame.
    04-18-2011, 11:55 AM
Wow. Not only lame, pretty obviously so.
    04-18-2011, 12:03 PM
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The horse looks lame in general, but around second 1:21/ 1:22 he takes an even more obvious lame step.

You know, I am a western rider, and maybe I just haven't seen enough of what goes on in english riding, but this is where I think english riders have it RIGHT. They actually want to their horses to move along with a little speed and impulsion. I don't know why western show people want their horses to move SO SLOW that the horse can barely maintain the gait.

But yeah, this horse seems to have an actual lameness. :(

Edited to add: If you make it all the way to about the 5 minute mark, the horse actually jogs out pretty normal. So is he still lame and I just don't see it now? Or did he warm out of it? Or is the short striding just due to the abnormally slow walk/jog he was doing at the beginning of the video?
    04-18-2011, 12:06 PM
Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
The horse looks lame in general, but around second 1:21/ 1:22 he takes an even more obvious lame step.
A minute in? Heck no. Confirmed by 19 seconds that he is off behind.

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