How is he lame?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

How is he lame?

This is a discussion on How is he lame? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

    Like Tree3Likes
    • 1 Post By Kayty
    • 1 Post By natisha
    • 1 Post By bubba13

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        11-06-2011, 08:04 PM
      #1
    Foal
    How is he lame?

    My horse Border has only even been lame twice with me in the 15months I've owned him & theres no record of lameness or leg problems in his passport. Both times have been on sand, he's had shoes on for about 3 weeks both times. He's been sound on tarmac in walk & trot just before & about half an hour after both times. I honestly have NO idea what's caused it but he's always been right as rain soon after? Why is he lame on sand (not too hard, not too soft) but fine to walk & trot on the road? He's a 14yo full TB, his hooves arent great, a few cracks & flat, can get soft in muddy fields but they're pretty good at the moment.


    Also, any advice on what to do?
    One of my instructors told me to get him x-rayed, another told me to just give him a couple days off & start feeding him blue chip balancer & when I asked another instructor for her verdict she told me that if he's still sound tomorrow that light work will do him the world of good , don't bother going down the road of x-rays yet but get the farrier out if he goes lame again. Any more opinions?

    Any help at all is greatly appreciated :)
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        11-06-2011, 08:09 PM
      #2
    Trained
    I would get a vet to assess him. Some soundness problems will come up on sand when the issue is with a tendon or other soft tissue, because of the extra effort needed to work through sand, just like if you were to run at the beach vs a more solid surface.
    natisha likes this.
         
        11-06-2011, 08:12 PM
      #3
    Green Broke
    I had a horse in for boarding that was lame on sand also, he was a TB too, with cracks. Could only be ridden with boots on- he was barefoot.
    The farrier felt that the sand put pressure on the cracks & caused them to move some, causing pain. A harder surface didn't spread the cracks as much.
    Once he had good farrier work the cracks grew out, his soles weren't so flat & he was sound on all surfaces, barefoot.
    My guess is if you can get rid of the cracks he'll be OK.
    ETA: Or what Kayty said.
    HorseyyGal likes this.
         
        11-06-2011, 08:15 PM
      #4
    Foal
    Thanks guys! Should have probably mentioned too that we ride on the beach at least twice a month & have only had lameness twice
         
        11-06-2011, 10:56 PM
      #5
    Banned
    See this post: Just went semi shoeless - have questions
    HorseyyGal likes this.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Lame Lame Lame! Sarahandlola Horse Health 11 02-10-2011 11:11 AM
    why is he lame? blacksplash Horse Health 3 01-19-2011 11:26 AM
    Does she look lame to you? Ktibb Horse Health 3 09-28-2010 11:27 PM
    Sam seems to have gone lame twogeldings Horse Health 2 05-29-2009 06:48 PM
    always lame...im so fed up jazzyrider Horse Health 13 10-09-2008 10:17 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:04 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0