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post #1 of 8 Old 11-19-2011, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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Question My horse is lame when trotting in circle - only one direction

Candy went barefoot about month ago. She was tender and lame on hard ground for 2 weeks, then she started feeling better. 2 weeks after pulling her shoes down, I took her to the round pen, wanting to lunge her. She was lame there - on sand. I thought that those tiny stones which the sand is from, are hurting her. I took her home and continue to act normally, taking her for walks and having her out through day. She is a bit crazy, as is getting cold, and was cantering, bucking, etc. She wasn't lame at home, not even on asphalt.

I took her to the round pen again today, and started lunging her. She was quite obviously lame in one direction but not in the other. I took her home again and trotted her in the circle on grass - lame again. I'm very sure she is lame on hind leg, but don't know which one. She goes lame when I'm lunging her in clockwise direction, so I'd say hind right.

This lameness is obviously here for some time, and I didn't even know...


There are no injuries, swollen or warmer parts on her body.

She has hunter's bump and I'm 90% sure it's from an injury that must have happened 7-10 years ago. She was a showjumper then. I'm worried this is the problem, as I started noticing lately that she always puts one of her hind legs away from her body when she's standing, grazing, resting... She doesn't prefer a right or left leg. She has always done this, but not as much. She also didn't have lameness problems because of it.

I can't reach my vet, and he's the only equine vet in Slovenia.

What should I do?
She's not sensitive when I'm touching her around the hunter's bump. Should I put her on a stall rest?

It's RAINING!

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post #2 of 8 Old 11-19-2011, 11:12 AM
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It's not an emergency, but I would get the vet out as soon as possible for a full physical exam. Could be anything from a soft tissue injury to arthritis or back troubles.
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post #3 of 8 Old 11-19-2011, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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I think it is a back problem... :(

If it is, what can a vet do? I know you have chiropractors and that they can help a lot, but there aren't any in Slovenia. If it is a hunter's bump injury again, what can be done?

Vet said to call him back in Monday, that he will probably come then.

I put Candy in stall... I'll only walk and graze her on hand until vet comes.

It's RAINING!

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post #4 of 8 Old 11-19-2011, 12:24 PM
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Unfortunately, with the vet care available where you live, probably not a whole lot. Do you have access to steroids or anti-inflammatory medications for joint/back injections?
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post #5 of 8 Old 11-19-2011, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Do you have access to steroids or anti-inflammatory medications for joint/back injections?
I'm pretty sure vet has it...

I'm so nervous and Monday is so far away :(

It's RAINING!

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post #6 of 8 Old 11-21-2011, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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He will come in thursday. He mentioned blockades to see where is pain. I have never seen how that goes. What happens when the blockade is used?
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They inject a numbing substance to cut pain in the nerves temporarily, and if it's a leg problem, you typically work up from the ground. When the horse stops limping, you've found the general location of the injury.
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post #8 of 8 Old 11-21-2011, 01:54 PM
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maybe its a foot abscess. My gelding was lame in one direction prior to popping his abscess.
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