Merlin's Hind leg sore? - The Horse Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By Goosey
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 02-17-2012, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NSW, Australia
Posts: 172
• Horses: 1
Question Merlin's Hind leg sore?

This afternoon when I went to feed Merlin, I noticed he looked a little sore, he was walking a little bit funny. He is favouring his near hind leg, sometimes just holding it off the ground and is having trouble yielding his hindquarters.
He hasn't been in much exercise- I've just been hopping on bareback for around 15 mins daily.
I couldn't feel any heat anywhere but cold hosed his leg from the hip down. It seemed to me it was a leg thing and not a hoof thing. His hooves look fine.
Anyone know why? Could it be like a stifle locking thing?
Goosey is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 02-17-2012, 12:54 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 8,173
• Horses: 3
Hoof abscess? Any heat in the hoof and can you feel a digital pulse? Its a good time of year for abscesses in Aus! My yearling just had a bugger of one dug out of a back hoof. They take a few days to really brew - if he is crippled lame in a couple of days - get the farrier to do some digging around for you.

~Horse & Hound Artistry~.

Website: www.horseandhoundartistry.com
Kayty is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 02-17-2012, 12:58 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 2,797
• Horses: 1
Could he have slipped in the pasture or just played to hard?
Id continue to watch it and cold hose it. If you think and feel it's just sore muscles massaging it with liniment can help relaxe the muscles and keep healthy blood flow to heal faster

Best of luck
Klassic Superstar is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 02-17-2012, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NSW, Australia
Posts: 172
• Horses: 1
Hmm I didn't consider an abscess, Ill check that tomorrow and report back my diagnosis!
It has been horrible weather lately (Poor Merlin is in the wars, he had a small case of rain scald that's healing up nicely now)
Wouldn't be surprised if it was an abscess now that you mention it!
Goosey is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 02-17-2012, 01:08 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NSW, Australia
Posts: 172
• Horses: 1
Klassic, that would be my best bet if it isn't an abscess. He is a little bit clumsy in the paddock. Clumsy TB! Would find a way to hurt himself wrapped up cotton wool living in a bubble wrap stall :P
Goosey is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 02-19-2012, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NSW, Australia
Posts: 172
• Horses: 1
Okay so I felt his hoof for heat and didn't get any. He seems to be improving so Im thinking he just slipped in the pasture.
Thanks for your help Kayty and Klassic! :)
Kayty likes this.
Goosey is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
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:
OR

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.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sore Leg KaylaMarie96 Horse Health 3 03-12-2012 02:01 AM
Opinions on Merlin's diet? Goosey Horse Nutrition 1 11-18-2011 05:06 PM
Using his hind? IheartPheobe Dressage 14 06-03-2009 09:35 PM
Right hind .. I don't know what to do ... help! kchfuller Horse Health 20 04-05-2009 08:57 PM
Using the hind end sunners English Riding 9 06-17-2008 01:19 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome