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post #21 of 35 Old 09-23-2013, 11:15 AM
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Schedule a vet as soon as you can. The vet will be able to give you better answers than we can here. You can worry about all the "what ifs" 'til the cows come home but a good exam will give you the information you need to go forward with this mare.
Good luck to both of you and keep us posted, please.

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post #22 of 35 Old 09-23-2013, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Schedule a vet as soon as you can. The vet will be able to give you better answers than we can here. You can worry about all the "what ifs" 'til the cows come home but a good exam will give you the information you need to go forward with this mare.
Good luck to both of you and keep us posted, please.
Hopefully we can get him out either this week or next.
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post #23 of 35 Old 09-25-2013, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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**Good news**

I think there is hope for Flame's leg! 2 days I round penned her for the first time, and well, her trotting sucked. Her left hind moves faster than the right hind, and twists weird. I lost a lot of hope that day for her soundness.
Well yesterday I round penned her again, and she was moving signifiicantly better. Her movement was still twisted slightly, and quick, but better.
So I have a theory. I think she doesn't have all her strength in the injured leg, so her movement is off. Maybe she just needs to be worked and strengthen herself up so she can move regularly. I hope this is what it comes down to.

The vet will be out soon. I am really hoping for good news, but I've been preparing myself for the bad. This is my third day with her, and even thinking about her not ever being sound makes me tear up. She is such a sweet mare. I've decided if she isn't rideable, that I am going to just keep her around. I am satisfied just grooming and spending time with her.
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I saw a horse with much worse injuries and they were going to put her down because someone was gone and she made a full recovery
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If she needs a chiro, that,at be the issue with her movement. Even if an adult can't ride her, a small kid would love her!
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I saw a horse with much worse injuries and they were going to put her down because someone was gone and she made a full recovery
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That was supposed to say half of her hoof was gone and she made a full recovery
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Kylie, there is a saying, "no feet, no horse" Your horse needs time to recover from what was a serious injury. Take your time and give the animal some tender loving care and time for his hoof to grow back.

The vet's opinion and advice is invaluable - as are the comments from a knowledgeable farrier. You then must follow their advice - for however long it takes.

In the meantime start on gentle work in hand on a soft sandy surface. Learn how to lunge your horse and consider buying a full lunging harness maybe a Pessoa.

Get to know your new companion and persuade him to believe that some humans make good and caring owners - the role you must learn to be.

Best of luck and remember not to rush things.

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Kylie, there is a saying, "no feet, no horse" Your horse needs time to recover from what was a serious injury. Take your time and give the animal some tender loving care and time for his hoof to grow back.

The vet's opinion and advice is invaluable - as are the comments from a knowledgeable farrier. You then must follow their advice - for however long it takes.

In the meantime start on gentle work in hand on a soft sandy surface. Learn how to lunge your horse and consider buying a full lunging harness maybe a Pessoa.

Get to know your new companion and persuade him to believe that some humans make good and caring owners - the role you must learn to be.

Best of luck and remember not to rush things.

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Just curious as to why your recommendation of full lunging harness(never heard of that term) or the pessoa? For any horse let alone a injured one.
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A friend of mine had a gelding who got caught in a fence and injured a. Front hoof to the point that it looked the same as your mares and they thought he would never be sound again.... Well, he went back to show jumping 1.20m before retiring at the age of 16 due to ringbone, not known if the ringbone is related to the accident or not as he was ridden hard from a young age before my friend got him, but it is in the same leg.

R.I.P ~ Bubbles - 25yo tb mare - 13.04.2011 ~ 8:30am ~ passed away naturally and peacefully in my arms
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post #30 of 35 Old 09-25-2013, 08:45 PM
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A lunging harness is fitted over the horse and helps to develops muscle and taming when used properly.
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