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post #1 of 8 Old 10-03-2013, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Horse Lame - Video! Insight needed!

I just bought a horse a couple weeks ago. I rode her before purchasing her - she was not lame at that time. I let her settle into her new barn, and at first just walked her around. The first day I really tried to ride...she was lame. This is the first video..

The second video is after about another week..still lame.

She sustained a bit of a hoof crack at some point, and my farrier suggested she may have the start of white line. Although she didn't think it would make her this lame. The vet can't come out until Thursday next week. I have a call into a different farrier to come out for a second opinion - hopefully sooner rather than later.

She is very tender footed on the harder footing as well. She has been barefoot for a year and a half, but was only ridden in sand arenas since then. Now she's on a bit firmer ground in general, and a dirt arena - not sand. The farrier did not originally see any stone bruises or isolate any other sources.

Which foot do you think shes lame on? The same one in both videos? Do you think she's off in the back at all as well? Could this be caused by white line, stone bruise, tender footed, etc? I'm considering putting shoes on when the new farrier comes out to take a look.
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-03-2013, 07:29 PM
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Did you have a PPE done before you purchased her?
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-03-2013, 07:34 PM
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It appears that her front right is the problem, although I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will correct me. It might be an abscess. WLD would have to be pretty severe to cause that much pain.
Pictures of the hoof would be helpful, side view with the camera on the ground and of the bottom and back of the hoof. It could be an abscess or any number of things. The second farrier's opinion is a good idea.

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post #4 of 8 Old 10-03-2013, 07:49 PM
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Did you get a PPE?
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-03-2013, 09:35 PM
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I purchased a 5 yr old qh mare about a month ago. Same thing. Tender footed and developed acute right front lameness. I convinced myself just asking around and researching on the Internet that she had a stone bruise or possible abscess. Anyway... Made a poultice of iodine and Epsom salt... Packed the hoof... Wrapped the bottom with a baby diaper and secured all of it with vet wrap. In about three days she was sound... And has been ever since.... Fingers and toes crossed. Anyway I never really did figure outwhat caused it... BBut I do think the treatments helped. Also rubbed down her right shoulder daily for good measure.
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-03-2013, 09:36 PM
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And I changed the hoof dressing daily also.
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-03-2013, 10:05 PM
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appears to be off in the front right. But, the second video shows an improvement, so that's good. Maybe she just needs some time to adjust to the footing, or maybe shoe her on the front. she's very pretty.
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-03-2013, 10:19 PM
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She looks lame on right front in first video still lame on rf in second video not quite as bad..
Maybe more time and she will be sound hard to say though.
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