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post #1 of 22 Old 08-19-2013, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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short striding? Calling all lameness gurus!

so my new mare looks to be short strided
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post #2 of 22 Old 08-19-2013, 12:22 PM
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More details please.

How long have you had her?
How old is she?
What was she used for and what are you using her for?

I'm not a lameness expert by any means, but I don't see any lameness. She's a shorter-strided horse, so that looks to be just how she moves. She doesn't float. There might have been barely a head bob on one of two occasions, but certainly not a glaring lamenss at all.

Unless someone else can see something ......
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Doesn't look lame to me, just is acting a bit lazy.
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Don't see any lameness she just looks lazy. She just has a natural short stride.
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have to say, I don't see lameness either. Maybe you felt it more undersaddle. Her front stride is not big, and maybe she is a bit sore in her shoulders. But, she is has very short legs, a long body, built downhill and is going to move with this kind of short stride naturally. Could you post a video of her under saddle?

Does her saddle fit ok?
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She doesn't look lame, but it looks like she may be landing toe first which can indicate heel pain. Any way you can take pictures of her feet?
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I don't see any lameness either..
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post #8 of 22 Old 08-19-2013, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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More details please.

How long have you had her?
How old is she?
What was she used for and what are you using her for?

I'm not a lameness expert by any means, but I don't see any lameness. She's a shorter-strided horse, so that looks to be just how she moves. She doesn't float. There might have been barely a head bob on one of two occasions, but certainly not a glaring lamenss at all.

Unless someone else can see something ......

Thanks this is a big relief, I have had her for 3 weeks and have put her under training 5 days a week I believe she may have gotten a stone bruise and is sore. We have done a lot of slow walk trot things Im going to give her a few days off and hope she gets better she just seems to be favoring her FL

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Doesn't look lame to me, just is acting a bit lazy.
she is moving slower than usual but she also doesn't know the girl in hand so is less responsive than she is with me.
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have to say, I don't see lameness either. Maybe you felt it more undersaddle. Her front stride is not big, and maybe she is a bit sore in her shoulders. But, she is has very short legs, a long body, built downhill and is going to move with this kind of short stride naturally. Could you post a video of her under saddle?

Does her saddle fit ok?
yes the saddle I have fits her great, I did work with her for a few days in a saddle that was my friends because I was considering purchasing it but it left a dry spot on her right shoulder.

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