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    05-24-2012, 12:09 AM
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Yearling
Shaggy came up lame today =(

Well I went to the barn first time in a week due to rain today. I go to catch Shaggy and he's limbing very visible I might add. I checked for cuts there were none. So I took him up the ring and put him on the lunge to get him trot so I could try and figure out which leg he's lame on. After a few minutes I figured out it was is front right leg. I checked for heat but didn't feel any. I decided to see if he would lift it to pick his foot out. He let me pick up the other 3 feet but not his front right leg. I'm not sure what to do now. He's my only ridable horse and we started doing really well with our jumping. Now before you say the jumping probably had something to with it. I haven't ridden or jumped since last Wednesday and Shaggy wears split boots when we jump. My mom says we should wait it out and if doesn't get better call the vet but I'm not so sure if we should wait. Ugh I just don't know. All I know is that if something happens to Shaggy I won't have a horse to ride anymore.
     
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    05-24-2012, 12:14 AM
  #2
Green Broke
If Shaggy will not let you look at the foot then you need to get a vet out that can. I don't think I would wait not knowing what I was waiting for. Good luck.
     
    05-24-2012, 12:18 AM
  #3
Green Broke
Maybe the "split boots" caused an injury? I wouldn't dream of using torn tack on my horses.
     
    05-24-2012, 12:27 AM
  #4
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Delfina    
Maybe the "split boots" caused an injury? I wouldn't dream of using torn tack on my horses.
Lord I can't spell I meant splint boots not split boots sorry
     
    05-24-2012, 12:27 AM
  #5
Yearling
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Originally Posted by nvr2many    
If Shaggy will not let you look at the foot then you need to get a vet out that can. I don't think I would wait not knowing what I was waiting for. Good luck.
He let me look at it he just wouldn't let me lift it
     
    05-24-2012, 12:29 AM
  #6
Green Broke
Just wonder what the bottom looks like. Stone, or bruise. I would just want to look at the bottom of the foot.
     
    05-24-2012, 12:32 AM
  #7
Green Broke
Aaaw shaggy....hopefully its just a stone bruise maybe....keep us updated!
     
    05-24-2012, 12:33 AM
  #8
Yearling
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Originally Posted by nvr2many    
Just wonder what the bottom looks like. Stone, or bruise. I would just want to look at the bottom of the foot.
that's what I wanted to do but he wouldn't let me lift it and was real tender when I touched around his shoulder.
     
    05-24-2012, 12:47 AM
  #9
Green Broke
If he's tender in his shoulder he mighta pulled something. That might be why he wont let you pick his foot up. May be a muscle problem and not a hoof problem.
     
    05-24-2012, 12:54 AM
  #10
Yearling
ROPER!!! And that's what I was thinking too but I don't know. I haven't dealt with many lameness problems except for when Blaze foundered and he was dead lame. Ugh I hate this cause I don't know weather to get the vet out or not
     

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