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        07-30-2011, 04:51 AM
    Need some help!

    I started taking lessons for riding horses about a year ago. Only a week ago did I notice a beautiful horse in the paster. I found out she was being borded, but her owner lives in Flordia, and only comes to see her for about five minuets every month. Her name is Caviar, and she is by far my favorit! She follows me around EVERY WERE and she loves to nuzzle and gives hugs with her head The only problem is, before the man that bordes her bought her, the people that sold Caviar to him said she had a problem with her back hooves. They had pushed her too hard and made her run more than she could take. My riding teacher told me I could only trot with her very llittle.

    My lesson teacher also told me there was nothing we could do with her, but I just wanted to be sure. Is therer anything I can do for Caviar that would help her back hooves? She a sweet little girl! Nobody has ridden her for three years, until I got up on her. I don't want to give up on her just yet.

    (can post pictures if needed)
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        07-30-2011, 05:14 AM
    I would go with your trainer on this one. Believe me you will find the perfect horse for you soon enough.
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        07-30-2011, 05:21 AM
    She is the perfect horse for me :) I already love her so much, even if that means we can only walk and trot. She's so sweet, and no one pays any attention to the poor girl.
        07-30-2011, 05:53 PM
    I will try and upload some pictures
        07-30-2011, 11:54 PM
    It is really hard to say anything about the future for this girl without knowing the real problem with her back hooves. I mean, if she had laminitus and ended up foundering and had rotation of the coffin bone, then very little can be done , beyond some special kinds of shoeing that make things more comfortable. But I wonder what is the real issue? A lot of times correct trimming and shoeing can make a HUGE change. Just depends.
        07-31-2011, 12:06 AM
    I would have a farrier look at her first. I would think most injuries due to overwork tend to be on the front hooves, as these bear most of the weight.
    Am I right?
    A farrier would be able to tell you if the problem is treatable.
    When looking to buy a horse, you must try to use your head before your heart.
    If this horse is limited to walk and rarely trot, it won't be long before you are ready to progress past that, and therefore she will hold you back.
    Unless you have the means to 'rescue' her as well as having a sound healthy horse to ride, I would pass.
    You want a horse that you can ride.
        07-31-2011, 12:28 AM
    I agree. ^^^ I would have a farrrier look at her, maybe even a vet if you are very serious about her. Everything depends on the time,work, and money you are willing to put into her.
        07-31-2011, 12:43 AM
    Green Broke
    Why not become her foster Mom? Love on her, spend time with her, help her as you are able but let the owner pay the bills.
    Did I miss where you said you wanted to buy her?
        07-31-2011, 03:37 AM
    No im not looking to buy her, just help her . And when I see my trainer, on Wensday, I will try and find out more about Caviar and try and answer all of your questions. And I can't afford a farrier, im only 13....
        07-31-2011, 09:22 AM
    Make sure you have permission from the owner before you do anything with her..

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