Excuse me Palomine there is no reason to be rude... if you read my post then you will see I am doing exactly what the vet told me to do... Of course I am determined to ride her she is our horse... I don't say next week, look at it that is what the vet said.
I am concerned that is not the right thing to do... which is why two days ago which is only a couple of days after the vet came out to see her and told us to do lunging I have stopped.
Another thing is maybe before judging you should get off your high horse and ask what happened with my last horses.
One I got a horse on a free three month trail, when I got him he was quite skinny, I spent a lot of money fattening him up, I got his teeth done which hadn't been done in years, once I had finished he looked amazing after a month he had picked up and the vet said I would be good to ride, he was good the first time, then he ran me into a tree and wouldn't let me ride him, I am a beginner and he was meant to be a beginners horse. Despite this I worked with him and did ground work, I had him doing tricks, running to me in the paddock, and we were progressing with riding as I was getting lessons. After all this he came up lame. I spent the money to find out what was wrong including vet callouts 140 dollars, xrays 350 dollars to find out he had navicular disease and it was brought back on. The vet advised me not to buy a lame horse and that I should give him back. I cryed for days but I could not afford to buy a horse that was lame even though I loved him. The other horse we were given, she was really skinny also and we felt sorry for her, she had supposedly been ridden heaps before and was great, we didnt focus on this as I thought I could get her re-educated, we soon found out she was a severe windsucker and it had caused her many problems. Her teeth were ground down so we were having to hard feed her as the grass isnt long enough for her teeth to grab... She put on lots of weight and was looking amazing, she howver would windsuck on the ladies property that we agist at (agist is like boarding) so we gave her to our friend, she was mums.
The vet has said she is perfectly fine at the moment for a companion horse as she moves around fine and will trot and canter around the paddock.
This is meant to be a place for people to help not to criticise, you have no idea who I am and assumed things about me without looking at the facts. I am sure there are many people on here that are helpful and caring but sorry to say I wont be coming to a forum so willingly next time for help...
I look after my horses extremely well an even the three different vets I have had out for my horses have complimented me on their improved condition.
And again, I know there hasnt been xrays but the vet said it is not lower in her leg, you can tell even by the way she holds her leg up that it is different to a lower leg lameness. Also veting it properly? I have had vet visits three times by two different vets...
She had no evidence of being lame when I rode her and it is quite unlikely that she was lame as we had a contract with the owner that if the lameness was an existing injury he would have to take her back and return our money... But the vet said it was high up and it is likely it happened on truck.
I will post some pics or even a video if I can when I go out next.. thank you Julie G
Last edited by Shannon1712; 07-25-2013 at 05:28 AM.