Kissing spines, would you buy this horse?
 
 

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

Kissing spines, would you buy this horse?

This is a discussion on Kissing spines, would you buy this horse? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Kissing spines no surgery
  • Buying a horse now has kissing spines

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-28-2012, 10:23 AM
  #1
Foal
Smile Kissing spines, would you buy this horse?

Hello, i'm new to this forum but I already have a question to ask Anyway, I've seen a horse that I like, 8 year old 17hh mare, competed to a decent level eventing and has BE points, however, she has had kissing spines and had the expensive operation, she has recovered and been ridden away and jumping about 1m-1.10m courses since the op. She's at the yard my current share horse is so I see her ridden all the time, and i've now known her for 1year too and during that time she hasn't had any problems at all. At the moment she is being jumped sj up to about 1.10 courses and working nicely on the flat and does the occasional trip to xc course, she hasn't had any problems and when the vet comes out to the oldies he says she's all good, her rider is also about 2-3stone heavier than me. I would like an all rounder, to do a bit of eventing up to about 90cm occasional unaffiliated competition, I can't afford to affiliate or compete every weekend, i'd just want something to school and hack during the week, jump once a week or once per two weeks, and go to unaffiliated sj/hunter trials and the odd ODE. My question is, would you buy a horse that had kissing spines before and had the op etc? Experiences would be great too
Thank you!
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    05-28-2012, 10:28 AM
  #2
Banned
I wasn't aware there was an operation for kissing spine. But no, if I was aware a horse had it, I wouldn't buy them. Plenty of others out there who don't have that particular disability.
     
    05-28-2012, 10:31 AM
  #3
Foal
Yes there is, they take out the excess bone to free up the space so the vertebae don't rub, she's had this done over 1 year ago. :)
     
    05-28-2012, 11:04 AM
  #4
Trained
Another vote for no. Too many others out there. I can only guess (I have not looked into this), and it makes sense to me that, similar to people, horses can develop scar tissue over time. When it comes to backs, Many, many folks who have had back surgery develop some, and it causes pain again later in life. THis is why, as a nurse, who ran an ortho unit for many years-I would NOT recommend any surgery, but especially spine, to anyone who absolutely did not need it. If there is any other way to manage medically, even if temporary-I go for it. Once the surgery is done, the chance for adhesions and scarring will always be there, and many develop them. Only makes sense it would be similar for any animal. If the horse was older-like 17-I might, depending on what you wanted to use if for. But at 7-wow. Still a lot of years you would expect to use it that may not happen.
     
    05-28-2012, 01:16 PM
  #5
Yearling
This probably wouldnt hinder me from buying the horse if I had reasonable expectations for riding said horse. I would pass if Im looking for a top level eventer but probably be o for an all rounder hack horse that I could show now and then.

The surgery for kissing spine is not at all the same as human spinal surgury since they are only removing part of the "fin" of the spine and not touching the spine itself if that makes sense. Much more chance of complete success with no complications.
     

Tags
allrounder, horse, kissing spine

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
Recovery of a Kissing spines patent Racing Megan Horse Training 2 08-11-2011 04:53 PM
Kissing spines- I had a sucess story wondering about others. Kay26 Horse Health 0 10-04-2010 11:54 AM
Is this the same as kissing spine? luvmyperch Horse Health 11 11-03-2009 01:34 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:58 AM.


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