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    07-29-2011, 07:55 PM
Please for the sake of everything, DO NOT let your little sister keep riding your horse!
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    07-29-2011, 08:23 PM
I agree with everyone, FIND A NEW VET and FAST! And STAY OFF THAT HORSE!!!!!!!!!!!!

She should have been checked months ago when you first noticed it! There is no reason for a horse to limp more than ONE day without being checked out by a vet! And you def need a second opinion if the first vet tells you nothing is wrong but she's still limping! If you don't have the money for vet expenses and the "what if's" of horse ownership (because there are a million of them) then you should wait until you are more financially able to own a horse.
    07-29-2011, 08:25 PM
And honestly if this horse is having unexplainable joint and lameness issues as a 4 year old you may as well cancel all that training because her joints definitely won't handle barrels if they can't even handle getting her up on days. This is not something to be taken lightly. Either call anther vet and spend the money or give her to someone who will.
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    07-29-2011, 08:26 PM
Why on earth would you be looking for a supplement when you don't know what the problem is?

There is no way that the vet cannot figure out what is wrong, it sounds to me like you either are unable or unwilling to spend the money to find out.
No one should be riding the horse, and you should probably keep her on stall rest.
    07-29-2011, 08:27 PM
Is it possible that the horse was started way too young in order for her to be a child safe barrel horse? That could probably screw the horses joints up and cause lameness issues
    07-29-2011, 08:59 PM
IMO, there is NO 4 year old horse that is safe for a kid to ride.
Yes it is possible, and sounds likely, that she was started too young which may be why she's lame now. A horse is not fully grown until its about 7yo and should only have light riding (like 30 min tops) from 2-3yo and not even start getting hard training hours until 4-5yo.
    07-29-2011, 10:32 PM
Green Broke
*head desk*

If you will not have her seen by another vet, give her to someone who will.

I can not believe that you are letting this poor horse be ridden at all, let alone training for barrels.

How irresponsible. I hope you are trolling.
    07-29-2011, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by HowClever    
*head desk*

If you will not have her seen by another vet, give her to someone who will.

I can not believe that you are letting this poor horse be ridden at all, let alone training for barrels.

How irresponsible. I hope you are trolling.
This. Exactly.
I wish I could take her.
    07-29-2011, 10:42 PM
Green Broke
A woman I know took in a horse with a severe limp, nobody could figure out what it was. X-rays were done, palpations were done, best they could figure it looked like navicular without actually being navicular.

It took months, but a vet finally spotted the hairline almost invisible fracture in her foot.

It's there, you're just looking hard enough. Give the horse to someone who can.
    07-29-2011, 10:52 PM
Green Broke
I can't say for sure but this sounds like one of those fake threads that for some reason some people like to start.
Nothing adds up to what a reasonably thinking person would do, not even a person brand new to horses.
This person claims to have a trainer & the trainer still let's the horse be used.
The horse can't get up or walk but still goes for rides. Who even saddles up a lame horse?
Vet can't find anything wrong, that doesn't mean there is nothing wrong.
Can't afford the money to "haul the horse around" but has the money for supplements & playdays? "Up next folks we have Becky Sue riding her cripple, let's cheer her on!" Peer pressure alone wouldn't allow that, not to mention whoever is sponsoring the playday.
The 4 year old kid safe barrel racer is the clincher.

To the OP, if this is some sort of sick joke then shame on you. If this is for real then for sure shame on you.


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