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post #1 of 16 Old 05-08-2010, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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Injured? Apparently he didn't get the memo... Lol.

I made a post a while ago about my gelding... about how he managed to ‘split’ his hoof and separate the split from the rest of the hoof and was limping on it. Well, I nipped the crack off and filed it down. Dakota’s still been limping on and off on it, but it hasn’t been bad enough for me to get worried over it. He’s just been limping when he steps on a rock or a stump (it’s not a constant limp), so I’m not worried over it.

Well, earlier while I was unsaddling Gypsie (we went for an all-day ride), Dakota was pitching a huge fit while I unsaddled Gyps (he dislikes Gypsie leaving him; he’s a ‘momma’s boy’). He got the other horses all riled up and got them to running full-tilt up and down the pasture with him.

He was going all out for about twenty minutes, running full-speed, bucking and farting with all four legs about a foot or two off the ground, kicking up way above his head as he raced up and down the hills in the pasture... kicking at the other horses, bucking at them... basically just acting really high-spirited and young (lol, he’s four, so I guess he was ‘acting his age’).

I don’t think his hoof is hurting too much, considering... But due to his antics, he’s probably going to be sore on that leg tomorrow. Silly boy... Stupid boy...

I checked his hoof after he calmed down (I brought him out to feed) and it’s not cracked any worse or anything... actually, it’s growing out really well and looks good. I also took him for a short walk and he didn’t take any lame steps at all. In fact, he acted like he’d never been lame on it in the first place.

So yeah, I don’t think these are the actions of a horse that has a sore hoof. Lol...

Running uphill (he’s running full-speed and this hill is steeper than it looks... and all of his weight is on his injured leg...)


Taking a breather (he was breathing hard and was all excited... lol...)



Running downhill (once again, he’s running down a different hill at full speed... this hill is very steep...)


Waiting semi-patiently for me to grab his halter and let him out in the yard to eat...

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post #2 of 16 Old 05-09-2010, 08:40 AM
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at least he will excercise him self lol
Looks like he had a really good run
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post #3 of 16 Old 05-09-2010, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Lol, yeah.

I'm glad he appears to be 'feeling better'. After church, I'm def. Going to check him over for soreness, though.

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whats on his leg in the 4th picture...where he is running down hill?
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Your horse is beautiful and has such a baby face..but what's with the barbed wire?
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There's nothing going on with his leg in the blurry running pic... He was running in a shaded area and my camera didn't take a great shot... it looks like his leg is in a cast or something, doesn't it? Lol... I think it's just blurred really badly, lol...

With the barbed wire, what do you mean? We live on a farm where we have roughly twenty cows and we've never had anything but barbed wire... (and even with it, the cows tend to run through the fences sometimes... as they're completely wild). We've had a few mishaps with the horses getting into the fencing, but they all know to stay out of it. If it was my choice, we'd have hotwire (I've been tangled up in the barbed wire before, and I don't really like it as fencing anyway), but it's not my choice since the land is owned by my grandmothr and maintained by my two uncles who don't believe in anything but barbed wire.




On another note, he isn't limping at all at a walk, and it's just barely noticable at a trot.

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Beautiful pics, I love your Walkers
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Thank you!!!

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Glad to hear he seems to be feeling a bit better to act so darn frisky!!

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definitely! I'm very pleased he's feeling good enough to act like an 'idiot' (lol), but not too pleased that he actually did because he could have injured himself even more...

He's a lucky boy.

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