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  • 1 Post By tinyliny
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    02-11-2014, 05:32 PM
Off at the Trot (Video)

I'm kicking myself for not getting a better video... I will get another tomorrow pending the lameness exam.

I posted a thread in regards to a gelding we have on trial. My husband started working with him a bit today. He asked if he could see what he knew lunging... I agreed. Within a handful of trot strides I could see obvious head bobbing.

He was giving him a bit of attitude when asked to trot, which was no surprise since this was Gary's first time working him. I expected testing.

Where does he appear "off" to you guys? I originally pegged his left front, but second guessing myself (as always lol) The video should be stabilized by the time most of you see it, but some may not (it's processing now)

We are scheduling a PPE today without hesitation after seeing him trot. We were unable to see him trot when we tried him due to really/frozen ground. He's due for the farrier (excessive toe) too.

Here's the video:
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    02-11-2014, 07:50 PM
Welp, his PPE is tomorrow at 1pm. Will share what we find.
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    02-11-2014, 08:18 PM
If off, it seems like left front to me, but it's not really obvious. A bit longer video , going both directions would be more helpful

The saddle is not a good fit, though. It is moving all over the place. Maybe too wide in front, makes back lift up. Not sure, but it is NOT a good fit.
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    02-11-2014, 08:22 PM
Agreed with tiny, looks like left front to me too but a video of him trotting at a longer interval and in the other direction would be more helpful. Either way, if he's getting an exam tomorrow I'm sure you'll figure it out ;)
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    02-11-2014, 08:30 PM
Yup-I see left front also. But, need better video…...
    02-11-2014, 08:44 PM
Originally Posted by tinyliny    
if off, it seems like left front to me, but it's not really obvious. A bit longer video , going both directions would be more helpful

The saddle is not a good fit, though. It is moving all over the place. Maybe too wide in front, makes back lift up. Not sure, but it is NOT a good fit.
No worries on the saddle, he isn't ridden in it. First time it was on him and was an obvious ill fit. Hubby just wanted it on him while he worked him on the ground (whole 10 minutes, 5 being "lunged" where he was predominately walked, since the horse was a little clueless on lunging). So I figured it wouldnt hurt for such a short time as long as he didn't ride. I already told him if we keep him, he needs a new one

Have you guys tried changing the quality on the video settings? (The little cog looking dealio) You'll have to view it via YouTube to change the quality though. I'm sorry it wasn't longer though, completely my fault :(
    02-12-2014, 02:11 PM
Left front! Keep us posted on the exam results!
    02-12-2014, 05:13 PM
Thank you guys for your input on it. I pulled the video down after the vet visit.

Was not good news.

We took him to a nice facility that specializes in PPE. I don't have paperwork in front of me and I couldn't be there, but here's a brief result:

Between Grade 2 - 3 on left rear.

Grade 2 on right rear.

Landing heavy on forehand to compensate for discomfort. Vet couldn't find a cause for his lameness (no x-rays) There was no heat, didn't react to pressure tests. Failed flexion for Grades above.

Believes (but not 100%) hock injections would deem him sound enough to ride. Not sure he would be appropriate for what he wants to do with him (trails)...

Will be chatting with hubby this evening, but my mind is already made.
    02-12-2014, 05:40 PM
Better to find out prior to finalizing the purchase….you had him on trial, right?
    02-12-2014, 05:53 PM
I've been burned in the past, I really bulk at purchasing a horse without a trial period after past nightmares/experiences.

But, yes, he was out on a trial (thankfully) :(

Got the exam in front of me finally, here's the vets note on his movement:

"Sound at walk. Landing hard on right front intermittently which progressed to being consistent. Landing hard on right front was also evident when longed left at the trot. Canter was very stiff and poor quality both directions, tended toward bunny hopping."

We were unable to see the horse move past a walk due to horrid quality ground (frozen and "ruts" from hoof steps in thawed mud that froze) Which is why I pressed for the trial period.
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