Originally Posted by Army wife
Ive owned her for almost 10 years. We havent done any xrays or anything yet, the closest place that does spinal xrays is about 4 hours away. And yes, both rear legs go out at the same time.
First I am so sorry for your mares injuries. And I hope she gets better soon . From what you are saying she is doing I would think back injury. Where you stated how she was twisted and all. Horses don't just drop their hind end suddenly like she does if its lameness. Lameness you would know right away she wouldnt go fine then start up. Where as being on her back, and she has some kind of spinal injury (Bruising or inflamation etc ) she will suddenly drop her hind end or fall. Try running your fingers pressed along her spine from front to back and I mean press. If she moves off or ducks to avoid your pressure there is a sign of back issues. I would take the 4 hours and go get xrays done. If all come back fine I would see about chiropractic work they will find the problem and maybe work the kinks out. This is something you really can't just blow off vet work ( Not that you are I just mean the xrays etc etc ) and to me if she's dropping like she is 4 weeks isnt enough.
I wish you luck and a speedy recovery.