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post #1 of 16 Old 02-21-2010, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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'roaring' ???

I rode a new horse today and noticed he was quite 'loud' with his breathing when we were trotting and cantering. It didn't seem to 'hinder' him at all and he wanted to 'go go go' once I asked him to canter. I asked the woman about it and she said that yes he had a 'roar' when he trotted and cantered but didn't think it was anything. Maybe just being out of shape, maybe just 'him'. I think I've heard of this term before but I really don't know anything about it. Aside from that, he was a really nice horse and he is for sale and I feel kinda bummed that I don't have the money to buy him but I want to understand anything and everything to do with horse health before purchasing one!
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post #2 of 16 Old 02-21-2010, 04:41 PM
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A roar is not caused or effected by a horse being fit/unfit. Ian Miller's famous showjumper Big Ben actually had a roar. It's not attractive and sometimes even degrades a horses value depending on discipline, but it doesn't cause any health problems.
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post #3 of 16 Old 02-21-2010, 05:09 PM
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There is also a surgery to correct the problem.

It's considered an unsoundness in rated hunters.

In a competition where a high level of fitness and conditioning is required, such as endurance, racing or high level eventing, it would be considered a liability.
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Oh, that's good to know. This is an appendix pinto gelding that has been well trained and shown in english and some jumping. They are selling him for only $1800 because the people that owned him lost interest and he was just out at pasture for a year, lost some weight etc... He did everything I asked, has a nice trot (although a little fast) and canter. I took him out on a trail ride after riding him in the arena for a while and he was great. He was a little 'spooked' by the cows in the pasture but all he did was stop and look at them and then continued on. At one point he hesitated a little because of the one cow but with little prompting he continued on. I am not looking for an endurance horse or anything, probably wont ever compete in ANYTHING I would just like a horse that is CAPABLE of walk, trot canter and some small cross-rails
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I wouldn't worry about it as long as a vet check doesn't show something more serious. My TB sounds like a freight train coming when we're galloping, but doesn't affect his stamina at all.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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post #6 of 16 Old 02-21-2010, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Jeez, now I don't know what to do. I did not want to be 'rushed' into buying a horse but now I feel like this maybe the RIGHT horse and I will lose out if I don't act
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Hey I have a horse that is/was a roar she got stringholts and she seamed to be brething hard when she went in to trot and canter so I got the vet out... and he put a camera up her nose and found that she had become a roar, he explaned that the airway at the start of the lounge is triangled shaped and has 2 musles that put the airway open wider when the horse needs more air and that one of the musle was not working properly and not pulling the airway open wide on one side and the noise that could be herd was the air vierbrating in the airway, a bit like snoring. He also said that if the horse seamed to work like nothing is wrong then don't worry it just means you have a noisey horse but if it courses problems for the horse when in work the horse can have a opp but it is costly. So if you rally like the horse give it a good hard workout and see how it goes..he also said it seamed to go hand in hand with stringholts and I think he was right about that because when the stringholts went the roaring went.
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what is stringholts? Btw, this is the horse
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vets don't fully under stand it but know it is a toxin affects the tendent it the back legs it can be from verry mild to extrem, horse can not step back or sideway, makes the horse step high with the back leg/legs when moving forwards and the leg/legs can snap up on, when extrem both legs can snap up at the same time and cores injurys. There is no real cure though you will hear lost of them, I have found the best thing is to get them of the ground there on ie; new paddock because it seams to have to do with the toxin in the grass, and time.
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