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post #1 of 28 Old 05-24-2012, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 28 Old 05-24-2012, 01:14 AM
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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.

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post #3 of 28 Old 05-24-2012, 01:18 AM
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Maybe the "split boots" caused an injury? I wouldn't dream of using torn tack on my horses.
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post #4 of 28 Old 05-24-2012, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
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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

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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

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post #6 of 28 Old 05-24-2012, 01:29 AM
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Just wonder what the bottom looks like. Stone, or bruise. I would just want to look at the bottom of the foot.

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post #7 of 28 Old 05-24-2012, 01:32 AM
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aaaw shaggy....hopefully its just a stone bruise maybe....keep us updated!

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Just wonder what the bottom looks like. Stone, or bruise. I would just want to look at the bottom of the foot.
Thats what I wanted to do but he wouldn't let me lift it and was real tender when I touched around his shoulder.

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post #9 of 28 Old 05-24-2012, 01:47 AM
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if hes 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.

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post #10 of 28 Old 05-24-2012, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
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ROPER!!! and Thats 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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