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  • Lame on lunge but ok in straight line
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    03-31-2012, 07:54 PM
  #11
Foal
I know you said she's hard to lunge far out, but if you're going to lunge her, I'd really try to. I know my guy has trouble the bigger the circle I start to walk because he's trying to figure out where to be to keep the rope tight instead of just moving forward. If you try to just pivot in the same spot and move a max of 1 foot in either direction, does she lunge any better? /I only watched the first video.

Edit: Have you checked her back right leg in particular? That one seemed like it was hesitating a little bit to me in the second video, but maybe I wasn't paying attention enough.
     
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    03-31-2012, 10:00 PM
  #12
Green Broke
I haven't been asking alot of her. We mainly do w/t little to no actual cantering. I think I've asked her to canter two separate times when I've lunged her just to see how she does at it because I didn't get to ride/see her move before I got her because, like I said..she was givin to me.

Her back right seems fine. She does have a cut on that leg pretty good closeto the hoof but that wouldn't cause her to be that lame I don't think..I was going to try riding her w/t to see if she still limps that bad but I'm nervous to. I will try lunging her on a longer line though. My whip doesn't have a long rope attached to it so it's more like a long crop but I will have to root around the barn and see if I can find a better lunge whip.

In the field you can't tell she's lame she just looks stiff at times and she gallops the field like a manic and you can't tell she's lame..you can only tell when your riding/working her. Otherwise, she's fine.

I gave her some bute tonight to see if it would help so we shall see in the a.m

She has been out of work for over a year and didn't have regular farrier work so I was wondering if that could also be it. Or maybe she needs some corrective shoeing from the farrier? Who knows. Vet will be out Monday so I have a page of questions for her!
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    04-02-2012, 11:05 PM
  #13
Green Broke
So the vet did a lameness exam and a nerve block and it is coming from her hoof. Vet suspects ringbone or navicular. She isn't lame trotting in a straight line but is pretty noticeably lame lunging in circles. Vet said have the farrier put shoes and wedges on her and see how she does and if it still persists we can have X-rays done and can take it from there. Otherwise, vet said I'm still okay to ride her w/t and if she's ouchy just bute her!
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    04-07-2012, 03:18 AM
  #14
Trained
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Originally Posted by Cowgirls Boots    
Vet suspects ringbone or navicular. She isn't lame trotting in a straight line but is pretty noticeably lame lunging in circles. Vet said have the farrier put shoes and wedges
Before you do that, I would suggest checking out Pete Ramey hoof care laminitis founder horse navicular disease thrush equine foot development farrier & the thread in my signature & do some research.


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vet said I'm still okay to ride her w/t and if she's ouchy just bute her!
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Oh yeah & if you sprain your ankle or some such, no worries - just take a few anti inflams & keep dancing!
     
    04-07-2012, 04:35 AM
  #15
Weanling
She doesn't look sound to me in either video. Did she happen to be in season when you took those videos? If you don't know, try videoing again and posting. I ask because I hauled my horse 30 miles to the vets house, in tears, convinced that something horrible was wrong. The vet couldn't see it until I pointed out the tiny little head bob every now and again..... Turns out she was in season, first one of the year probably, the vet thought perhaps it was a particularly painful cycle (think cramps) and after a few days, she was perfectly fine. Definitely not always the case, or even usually the case, but a possibility nonetheless.

Didn't see the second page, sorry, probably not the case.
     
    04-07-2012, 02:43 PM
  #16
Green Broke
Nope, wasn't in season. It's not that bad but is definitely there. I don't do much with her. Lol I'm so nervous to, and the farrier isn't scheduled to come back out until the first week in may. :S
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    04-07-2012, 10:55 PM
  #17
Trained
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Originally Posted by calicokatt    
She doesn't look sound to me in either video. Did she happen to be in season when you took those videos?
Interesting thought.... only time I get back aches is when 'in season', sometimes so bad I can't trim...
     
    04-07-2012, 11:23 PM
  #18
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by loosie    
Interesting thought.... only time I get back aches is when 'in season', sometimes so bad I can't trim...
Loose; what would you suggest I have done with her? I read that website over that you linked me to. Vet says try shoes with wedges but should I just keep her barefoot and see how it goes? Now I'm not sure what I should do :S
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    04-08-2012, 09:01 AM
  #19
Weanling
I think you didnt get from the article what Loosie was saying. It clearly tells you that wedges give a false heel first landing and in fact many times cause the horse to have a toe first landing which is not what you want. It is a good article.
Im sure Loosie would be better at explaining it...Im sure no farrier...but the article is a good one.
     
    04-08-2012, 10:01 AM
  #20
Green Broke
Well that is why I was asking loosie, Annie lol
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