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post #1 of 8 Old 01-17-2012, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 8 Old 01-17-2012, 08:48 PM
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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! :)
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-18-2012, 02:23 AM Thread Starter
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idk i mean its possible its her hoofs but its that or somthing else
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-18-2012, 02:36 AM
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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..

"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"
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post #5 of 8 Old 01-18-2012, 02:43 AM
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I agree with Sky. Nobody here will be able to diagnose your horse, you will have to contact a good vet and a farrier.

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post #6 of 8 Old 01-18-2012, 02:48 AM
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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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post #7 of 8 Old 01-18-2012, 02:52 AM
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worst case scenerio your horse may be navicular or something like that.. maybe thats 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
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-18-2012, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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ok thanks guys i am going to talk to my vet today and if i see the ranch's ferrier i will talk to him or to my friend that is a ferrier thanks guys and girls!!! i will tell u wat happens if u would like thanks again
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