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    08-22-2012, 08:03 PM
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how far in the levels could a 15.1 paint go?

My 15.1 nine year old paint has Zippo Pine Bar, Mr Norfleet and Leo San Man breeding. I'd like to become an eventer, but right now she is lame. She's had allot of different lameness issues in the 3+ years I've had her. I'm hoping to get all the lameness issues figured out by a vet, and see how sound she really is, foundation wise. She has a heart of gold, and would do anything for me, but I'm worried about that fact that she's not exactly built for sport, and how far she could really take me, if she can even stay sound. I don't really have the recources for a secind horse, and there is no way in the world I am getting rid of her. I'd just like some oppinons and a realistic idea of things. I wasn't able to upload a good picture with this, but there are some on my page of her showing conformation.
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    08-22-2012, 09:19 PM
  #2
Trained
How long's a piece of string?? If she's lame, get a good equine vet to diagnose & suggest treatment for a start. **Maybe I've got the wrong idea from your post**, but if she's been lame for 3+ years(!!??) & you're yet to have a vet to her(!!), forget about your sporting ambitions and start caring for her properly.
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    08-22-2012, 10:20 PM
  #3
Trained
If she is chronically lame, you may not be able to do eventing at all; eventing demands alot out of a horse, and if she's not sound now, she won't be able to withstand the rigors of eventing.

Get a vet out, figure out why she's lame, and treat it...then when the vet gives you a clean bill of health, find out what she may be able to do realistically.
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    08-22-2012, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by loosie    
How long's a piece of string?? If she's lame, get a good equine vet to diagnose & suggest treatment for a start. **Maybe I've got the wrong idea from your post**, but if she's been lame for 3+ years(!!??) & you're yet to have a vet to her(!!), forget about your sporting ambitions and start caring for her properly.
Oh, my goodness no. Every time something goes wrong I do my best to figure it out. Last time, a different farrier trimmed her, because my farrier (whom I didn't like either, had broken a collar bone) and she went lame. The vet I had come out to check her did me a three hundred dollar bill without catching what it was, and a 35$ trim later we had it fixed. I'm not hiring that vet again, and I am also in search of a new farrier, which is part of the entire issue. I'm sorry I didn't get that cleared up. She is on bute right now, to make her comfortable till I get a vet I can trust for my baby.
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    08-22-2012, 10:38 PM
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Yearling
I want to ask why she is Jumping if she is lame ? Could you please explain it, have you had a vet diagnose it ?
Do you think it could possibly be the farrier work, does she have shoes ?
I do agree with Mom2Pride. I would figure out what is wrong with her exactly, how long it would take to make a recovery, maybe have her retired or turned out without any work, have wraps put on her, anything possible to make her better.

Would you be willing to try out something out otherwise you would want to do, if she can not take the physical demands of eventing ? Could you afford to lease a horse you could event and what may happen if she isnt sound to ever ride again ?
     
    08-22-2012, 10:39 PM
  #6
Trained
What type of lameness does she have? If it hoof soreness, is it low in the leg or high? Is she severely lame or mildly? Which leg is it in? Is it her legs at all - maybe her back is out.

I wouldn't even consider eventing ambitions until you get to the bottom of the unsoundness. If you event a horse that is already struggling to remain sound, you will most likely shorten its useful and comfortable life span considerably.

Consult your vet about this. A forum is not the place to do it.
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    08-22-2012, 10:55 PM
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Trained
I think the question is, "If I can get her sound, how far could this horse take me considering she isn't built for this type of work?" It doesn't seem like the OP is taking shortcuts in her horse's soundness.

As for the jumping issue, the OP said she has had a lot of different lameness issues in the last three years. NOT that she has been lame for three years. The horse could very well have been sound for several months before the next problem came up and was therefore in work and jumping. Having a mare who has also been through a long strain of lameness problem after lameness problem, I understand exactly what the OP is going through.

And to the OP, there is a poster here, HoofprintsInTheSand [or the same name with varying punctuation] , how has a solid Paint Eventer. She is a friend of mine on Facebook and it seems her and her mare do very well, and her horse isn't exactly built for Eventer's either. I would seek her out and ask her opinion.

Good luck getting your girl sound. I know how it is, spending tons of money and having many different people out to make your love feel better. What fixed it ended up being a good balanced trim, no shoes, by a barefoot trimmer. I would post an ad seeking a consult by a few different farriers or trimmers, see what they have to say, and go from there. Again, good luck! She's a pretty girl!
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    08-22-2012, 11:23 PM
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I'm going to avoid the soundness issues for the moment and address the rest of your question.

What kind of levels are you refering to? Dressage? Eventing? Jumpers? Or another sporting discipline?

Your horse appears to be very green over fences; and not started over fences under saddle, and doesn't appear to have a dressage foundation? Is that correct? And your horse is 9? And hasn't been able to stay in steady work because of a variety of different soundness issues?

It the above summary is correct, that neither conformation or soundness are limiting you horse. Training is.

To start out at the lowest level in any of the disciplines I mentioned, she will need at least 1 year of solid, consistent, focused, quality work. That's to do a Intro or Training dressage test, a Pre-Novice event, or 2"6" schooling jumpers.

After that, it's a question of how much training you can get on the horse before age and soundness impose limitations. So unless you're circumstances change dramatically, I think the a level above those mentioned in the last paragraph is where you're going to top out.

Doesn't mean that she isn't a wonderful horse; or that you won't get years of enjoyment out of her or that you won't be successful competing at lower levels. But at 9 years old, not finished in a discipline, plus soundness problems, you need to be realistic about how far she can go.
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    08-22-2012, 11:51 PM
  #9
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Originally Posted by TwisterRush    
I want to ask why she is Jumping if she is lame ? Could you please explain it, have you had a vet diagnose it ?
Do you think it could possibly be the farrier work, does she have shoes ?
I do agree with Mom2Pride. I would figure out what is wrong with her exactly, how long it would take to make a recovery, maybe have her retired or turned out without any work, have wraps put on her, anything possible to make her better.

Would you be willing to try out something out otherwise you would want to do, if she can not take the physical demands of eventing ? Could you afford to lease a horse you could event and what may happen if she isnt sound to ever ride again ?

She's not jumping currently. She is completly on rest. I can't find a vet I trust. I just want her to be ok, I've found a farrier, and I'll probably be taking her to my trainer's vet.
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    08-22-2012, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by riccil0ve    
I think the question is, "If I can get her sound, how far could this horse take me considering she isn't built for this type of work?" It doesn't seem like the OP is taking shortcuts in her horse's soundness.

As for the jumping issue, the OP said she has had a lot of different lameness issues in the last three years. NOT that she has been lame for three years. The horse could very well have been sound for several months before the next problem came up and was therefore in work and jumping. Having a mare who has also been through a long strain of lameness problem after lameness problem, I understand exactly what the OP is going through.

And to the OP, there is a poster here, HoofprintsInTheSand [or the same name with varying punctuation] , how has a solid Paint Eventer. She is a friend of mine on Facebook and it seems her and her mare do very well, and her horse isn't exactly built for Eventer's either. I would seek her out and ask her opinion.

Good luck getting your girl sound. I know how it is, spending tons of money and having many different people out to make your love feel better. What fixed it ended up being a good balanced trim, no shoes, by a barefoot trimmer. I would post an ad seeking a consult by a few different farriers or trimmers, see what they have to say, and go from there. Again, good luck! She's a pretty girl!

This is exactly what I mean. Thanks for the support and understanding. I'm sorry I couldn't say it better!
     

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