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    12-08-2011, 06:12 PM
Originally Posted by animalartcreations    
Did she have a long trailer ride to get to your barn? If she's not used to traveling or if it was a rough ride, she could have gotten a bit sore. Draft horses carry a lot of weight on those gorgeous big feet. It could also be nerves from being in a new place. Tell your vet if she continues to do it after a week or so. :)
Good thought! It wasn't a very long ride - maybe 45 minutes. But, she's not used to traveling. I was thrilled that she loaded, road, and unloaded so well. But I do know that she hasn't done it in a long time.

And yes, it could just be nerves. She's desolate after being separated from her former pasturemate, plus she's still separated from my other 2 mares and is just obsessed with trying to be with them. Plus, we had a freaky December thunderstorm roll through. It poured for 2 days and nights, the paddock is horrendous mud, and the noise of the rain and thunder.. it's been a pretty stressful week for her.

Yes, I'll call the vet in a week no matter what. I am glad that he came and got to meet her and gave her a good look.

Thanks so much for your support and good ideas and thoughts. I really appreciate it!
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    12-08-2011, 08:32 PM
Originally Posted by SandyCreek    

It's been pouring rain since I brought her home, so she's been in the barn most of the time (it's more of a run-in) separated from the other 2 mares.
That's probably the root of the problem. She's been standing around and is getting stiff and sore. Any stiffness in her shoulders? She could of slipped in the mud as well.
    12-08-2011, 08:54 PM
Originally Posted by Left Hand Percherons    
That's probably the root of the problem. She's been standing around and is getting stiff and sore. Any stiffness in her shoulders? She could of slipped in the mud as well.
Thanks, Percherons. That's most likely a factor as well. I'm going to lunge her easy this weekend. Hopefully that will help with the stress and get her moving again. And yes, she could have slipped. This has been a really awful weather week for us - non-stop rain plus sleet and freezing rain = MUD, and that's not helping at all for her to settle in.


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