Old hip injury

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    03-28-2012, 10:23 AM
Question Old hip injury

Ok so I am going to try this post thing again and see what happens...

I have a very young mare, maybe 3 or 4 (she has no papers except from my owning her...) and Before I got her she got loose on the main road and was hit by a car. Her back end is all tilted to the right, and for a few months after getting her she couldn't lift either back foot without help supporting herself. It's been a year and a half since I got her, I don't know when she was hit because her previous owner was planning on my not finding out she was hit, and it slipped out while we were talking once.

The point it, is there anything I can do to straighten it out? I'm not exactly sure how to describe what it looks like and I don't have any pictures. She also paces, and you can't tell she is limping unless you are on her. I am very careful about riding her, I have been slowly getting her muscling up and I put a weight limit for anybody else who wants to ride her. From what I can tell, she is not in pain, she lets me groom it and doesn't get cranky when ridden; she actually loves being ridden. I just want to make her more comfortable because she has a long life and it would stink to limp your whole life.

Yes, I was "chasing" her with the hay cart... but she's not nearly as scared of it anymore. ^_^ I can get within 10 feet of her and she just looks at it funny. She isn't scared of it because I chase her around for the fun of it. She is scared of it because it makes really loud noises when it's empty. Just clearing things up so it doesn't get taken the wrong way...
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    03-28-2012, 05:59 PM
Do you have any conformation pictures of her you could post? Side/rear shots? Have you had a vet check her out?
    03-31-2012, 12:03 PM

Ok, sorry I took so long but here they are! She is actually more level now than she used to be, but still she is pretty crooked. That is how she naturally stands, with her left leg in front of her right leg.

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