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  • Equine flexion test
  • Pony had positive flexion test

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    04-06-2012, 09:03 AM
Green Broke
Personaly I don't think they are worth the time taken for them.

Every pony I have owned has failed its flexion tests and not one of them has ever had any lameness issues and i've owned some of these ponies for 20 years.
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    04-07-2012, 08:58 AM
If your vet is good at them they can be very useful. Also keep in mind that the first 3 steps are disregarded. This is because its just like sitting on your leg, you're going to get up a take a couple funny steps before you walk fine.

If you look hard enough you will find something wrong with every horse, I wouldnt automatically rule them out just because they didnt flex 100% depending what it is.

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