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post #1 of 11 Old 11-30-2011, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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Question I have a question!!

My horse, Bunny, has a problem with his back legs where when he walks his feet twist out and his legs bend weird. I really wish my sister could ride him cause she loves him and he gets bored just being a pet. my friend suggested putting him on pain medication when i want my sister to ride him so it doesn't hurt him. Is this a good idea? will it affect him in any bad way?

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post #2 of 11 Old 11-30-2011, 11:21 PM
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Terrible idea. If he is not sound for riding, drugging him up so u can use him for your own pleasure is ridiculous.
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post #3 of 11 Old 11-30-2011, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah. i am strongley a believer in no pain meds. i just wanted to know what others thought. thank you.
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post #4 of 11 Old 11-30-2011, 11:41 PM
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Long term use of pain meds will also cause liver damage or failure. Not to mention the damage that would be caused to the horse from being ridden when the horse is not sound. I'm sure the horse is quite happy with living a leisurely life as a pet. Has this horse ever been looked over by a vet?
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post #5 of 11 Old 11-30-2011, 11:50 PM
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It is really hard to give advice over the internet because we have no clue what is wrong with your horse or how bad it is.

I will say however that when I asked my vet when to consider retiring my old horses (in their mid 20's) he said to keep riding them! He felt like when you quit riding them is when they deteriorate. But if your horse is in pain than that wouldn't be good. But if it is just some mild arthritis, gentle exercise can help keep them flexible.

The best thing to do would be to get the advice of a vet. Ask him/her what is wrong with the horse and if it is okay for light riding.
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post #6 of 11 Old 12-01-2011, 08:22 AM
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Please get the vet to look at this horse.
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post #7 of 11 Old 12-01-2011, 09:08 PM
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Some horse's legs are shaped weird, like pigeon toed and that kind of thing, so they walk weird. You horse may have some problem like that. But I would suggest having a vet look at your horse. Absolutely no pain meds!! Especially without a vet looking at your horse first!
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post #8 of 11 Old 12-01-2011, 09:20 PM
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I agree with the vet suggestion. Or even get a video on here.
There could be a lot of reasons for this. I'm curious, though.

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post #9 of 11 Old 12-01-2011, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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I have had the vet out to look at him before but it wasn't for his legs. we have told him that he has leg problems so we don't ride him, but the vet didn't see any need to look at them. I will take a video and a picture tomorrow and post it. He seems happy enough but just gets bored with nothing to do.

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post #10 of 11 Old 12-01-2011, 11:10 PM
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Get the vet to come out and have him/her examine your horse's back legs. This is VERY important, your pony may have a serious problem that needs treating.

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