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post #1 of 7 Old 10-22-2010, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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I ride an 8 year old morgan mare, who has clear issues with her right hind leg. It had began to appear that something was strange about a month and a half ago, and about a month ago things just became completely stiff. She can walk but when she does she does not bend much of her right hind leg, and it has been swollen until recently wrapping and lots of hand-walking along with light lunging in a roundpen at the walk and short periods of trotting. At times when she is walking her right hind seems to click or roll out of place, slightly like when a persons knee gives out for a slight moment, then she stops for a second and continues in her walk. She also drags her right hind at the walk. When she trots she compensates for the stiffness with forward motion. She tested negative for lyme, negative for epm. My friend said it may be a suspensory tendon injury? What are your opinions and ideas. I cannot get the video to attach because my computer does not seem to want to cooperate. I'm not sure how to explain it but this is the best I have. Ideas?
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post #2 of 7 Old 10-22-2010, 05:00 PM
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It definitely sounds as if she could have a tendon or muscular injury.

Is this your horse, or do you just lease her or ride her in lessons? If she's yours or you're leasing her, I'd suggest you get a vet out and have them look at that leg.

There's definitely something not right about it, especially with her being off and it being swollen.
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is it only when she throws her leg forward that there is a problem? like her leg is stiff?
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I help her owner care for her horses, she is one of them, and I have been helping her owner for a few years now. Its neither lessons or lease. I just help her out with the majority of the horsey things she does.

And it is stiff at all moments of the movement. Let me see if I can get a video to post again.
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The video still won't post.
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post #6 of 7 Old 10-22-2010, 10:47 PM
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If you can upload the video to Youtube or Facebook, you can post the link.

Could be a stiffle or hock injury, sounds like tendon though. I'd definitely have the vet out to start a course of anti-inflamatories and whatever else the vet recommends.
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post #7 of 7 Old 10-25-2010, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not sure it is my place to put up videos of horses that aren't mine, but thank you to everyone who replied, we're going to take her to a chiropractor sort of person, equine rehabilitation services.
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