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        01-17-2012, 09:41 PM
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    Foal
    Post need help with my horses hoofs

    Hey I just got my horse about a month ago and her previous owner had her for 4 months and only used her like 3 times and she has been limping and my trainer said she could be stiff but she has only gotten a lil better but she still limps so I was wondering if somthing like icy hot for it but I wanted ppls opinion befor I did anything for it we think it is her front right foot. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!
         
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        01-17-2012, 09:48 PM
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    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by inlovewithmyhorse111    
    hey I just got my horse about a month ago and her previous owner had her for 4 months and only used her like 3 times and she has been limping and my trainer said she could be stiff but she has only gotten a lil better but she still limps so I was wondering if somthing like icy hot for it but I wanted ppls opinion befor I did anything for it we think it is her front right foot. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!
    For some reason, your trainer saying she could be stiff after only being used 3 times, just doesn't seem right to me. If she has continual limping like that, I wouldn't hesitate to take some action immediately, so as to catch any serious underlying problem.....
    By the title of your post, it seems to me that you instinctively think it's a hoof problem. I would call the farrier asap, and if you don't have one yet, ask around for reference to the best. It's a good start, anyway, and by process of elimination you can go from there. Good luck, and I hope she'll feel better soon! :)
         
        01-18-2012, 03:23 AM
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    Foal
    Idk I mean its possible its her hoofs but its that or somthing else
         
        01-18-2012, 03:36 AM
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    Showing
    I think you should get a sound exam by a certified vet. Then find a farrier and go from there.

    Trainers didn't go to vet school.. I would not take a trainer's word without consulting a vet first.

    Hope your horse is alright..
         
        01-18-2012, 03:43 AM
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    Super Moderator
    I agree with Sky. Nobody here will be able to diagnose your horse, you will have to contact a good vet and a farrier.
         
        01-18-2012, 03:48 AM
      #6
    Yearling
    Are her legs or hooves warm? That can show an injury.

    Have you worked her since you got her? She might have pulled something, or strained a muscle she forgot she had.

    Put her on stall rest and call the vet. He/she will tell you where to go from there, whether it be the farrier for hoof problems, or a chiropractor for stiffness.

    Also when you say limping, is it her foot? Or her shoulder...if she tosses her head up as she limps, it's her shoulder, if she puts it down when she limps, it's her foot/hoof.

    Good luck on your mare.
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        01-18-2012, 03:52 AM
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    Yearling
    Worst case scenerio your horse may be navicular or something like that.. maybe that's why it wasnt being used.. I knew someone who bought a horse that was navicular but was drugged up when they went to look at him.. a couple of days/ weeks later the symptoms came back.. I agree have a vet look at him.. could be something simple ( hopefully) or could not be
         
        01-18-2012, 01:02 PM
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    Foal
    Ok thanks guys I am going to talk to my vet today and if I see the ranch's farrier I will talk to him or to my friend that is a farrier thanks guys and girls!!! I will tell you what happens if you would like thanks again
         

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