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post #11 of 15 Old 03-02-2012, 12:52 PM
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I have called around and talked to several about Whinney and I have the equine massage lady coming out either later today or Sunday to work on her and see what she thinks about her being seen by the chiro. The chiro can not see her till the 31 of March and I have to take her all the way to Alexandria, KY. Oh why do horses just not learn to talk and say hey, my back hurts!
I was going to suggest this...and maybe some " red light " Therapy as well....

I have had great success with the above.........be looking for updates and hope Whinny is feeling better soon !

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post #12 of 15 Old 03-03-2012, 01:05 AM Thread Starter
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Well after all the craziness of those storms, we decided Sunday is our best option. She is coming around noon. So here's to hoping Whinney is her happy self again soon!

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post #13 of 15 Old 03-03-2012, 09:00 AM
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I hope she's just testing her dominance with you and that there's nothing wrong. That is a possibility as she's been in with two colts whom I'm sure she's been bossing around.
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post #14 of 15 Old 03-03-2012, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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She has not been in with those two colts, they do not get turned out with her at all. She does go out with the other mares though and she likes to play rough and I have seen her slip and fall in the past. Plus she likes to get into kicking matches with one of the other horses outside to prove she is boss.

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post #15 of 15 Old 03-04-2012, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Well, Whinney got her full body massage and after being able to have someone else walk her so I could see how she is tracking in the hind end, she is sore on the hind left mostly. She has some other sore spots also but we believe the majority of it is being cause by her compensation for the sore area. I can not remember all those muscle names but the entire left side from mid ribs back to her tail, below the hip is sore in varying degrees. Right in front of the hip where her flank and down under her belly is the worst. She was telling me this time of year these injuries are common from horses playing in the mud or being worked in the mud. I have not been working any horses here but she has been turned out quite a bit with the other mares and they do like to play chase and kick and buck. I am going to figure out my work schedule but we are planning for her to come back out Wednesday or Thursday to work on her again. She was telling me that typically in 3 visits there will be a lot of improvement. I will say just from walking her and having her walk her and watch how she tracked on the hind end before and after was already quite a difference. Before she was swinging the hing left way out, about 3 inches out of line. After she worked on her she had brought it in as far as only being about 1/2 hoof out of walking straight. I am thrilled and she does not believe it is a chiropractic problem at all. She said she did not feel anything that felt out of place, just a bunch of knotted up muscles and hot spots. There was not even any reaction when she massaged her from the withers to the top of her tail, it was all below the hips.

Watching Whinney while it was being done was interesting as there were times she was enjoying it so much her lip was hanging and she was drooling but those sore spots she went into kicking fits and was definitely giving the look of if you do not quit I will bite you.

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