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    03-14-2011, 05:51 PM
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Weanling
Old tendon injury. Makes me sad?

I've only had my mare a couple months, and definitely had a vet to a health check before I got her, but I had the farrier out today for the first time to trim hooves.
When he got to her right rear leg, he immeaditly noted and commented on the knot and inflammation in the tendons just above the hoof (don't even ask me leg terminology. I've got stifle and hock and the rest is a mystery). His quote was "big old injury here. You can feel it. Just a knot and inflammation. She got hurt here at some point."
I was shocked..I've been all over her and I never noticed that bump when cleaning her feet? What kind of moron am I? He commented she's so woolly right now that even a vet probably wouldn't catch it.
He said with really hard work it might make her sore, or not at all. It could just be scar tissue. I have the vet coming tomorrow to float teeth and ill have him take a look too.
Right now im sitting here watching her and im a lil shocked. Her stifle kinda "pops" too when she shifts, but once you start riding it stops. Should that be a sign of injury too?
Does anyone else have a horse who has a knot there? Does it affect their work ability? I was really wanting to try jumping this summer..would she not be able to do that because of a bump like that?
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    03-14-2011, 08:25 PM
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When you had the vet come out and check her out before buying her, did he so a lameness exam as well, to make sure that she's capable of doing the work you want to do? Every time I've had a vet check before buying, one of the biggest things they do is a lameness exam to make sure that there are no hidden problems that may limit what the horse can do. If he did, and she didn't show up lame, and he said she's good to go, then I wouldn't worry at all. If he didn't, I would have him just do a quick check and give you his opinion. If you've ridden her before, and she hasn't shown signs of being lame, then I wouldn't be too horribly worried unless you are planning on doing a bunch of jumping, or barrel racing or something like that. Good luck. Hope that all checks out. Let us know what the vet says.
     
    03-16-2011, 04:09 AM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by dressagebelle    
When you had the vet come out and check her out before buying her, did he so a lameness exam as well, to make sure that she's capable of doing the work you want to do? Every time I've had a vet check before buying, one of the biggest things they do is a lameness exam to make sure that there are no hidden problems that may limit what the horse can do. If he did, and she didn't show up lame, and he said she's good to go, then I wouldn't worry at all. If he didn't, I would have him just do a quick check and give you his opinion. If you've ridden her before, and she hasn't shown signs of being lame, then I wouldn't be too horribly worried unless you are planning on doing a bunch of jumping, or barrel racing or something like that. Good luck. Hope that all checks out. Let us know what the vet says.
Thank you Belle :)
I bought her from out of state (yes, I did ride her first, and run my hands all over, but being the noob I am I didnt notice this under all the hair). So I had to TRUST the vet I selected, payed and stayed in contact with to do the health check and coggins. I had to trust her judgement
The vet who came out to float her teeth today I pointed out the knot and he felt it (she was flinchy with both legs, I attribute this to the farrier being here yesterday, and me giving her a bath today that really made mer MAD. She's had enough with people playing with her legs this week!).
He's an okay vet, but he won't give you a definitive answer or an opinion, ya know what I mean? He said the way it is its not causing any problems right now (gee, no kidding?).
He didnt seem to know what a windgall was when I tried to describe it to him. He said something about puffs so I assume they're the same thing. I don't think that's what she has, but how do you know for sure?
Either way, I'm more than a touch grumpy that the lady who sold her to me never disclosed she'd banged her leg up before.
Should I put ice booties on her after riding, and keep msm in her food, just to be safe? Sorry for the 8 billion questions...I haven't even had her that long..and I'm already OBSESSED with this horse. You know how those Arabs are--they steal your heart
     

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