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post #1 of 16 Old 04-12-2013, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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slight limp while trotting

so phoenix has had this little issue ever since i adopted him...the rescue i got him from said they had him checked for soundness..and i signed legal documentation stating such(that he is sound) he does have an old low bow in his left front leg..and you can feel it when comparing the two front legs. what i have noticed is that he has a very slight limp when i lunge him at a trot in the round pen..absolutely nothing though when he canters and i havent seen it when i turn him out..his feet are fine..i have been on his back and he is fine with that..my vet said nothing negative about soundness either when he saw me walk him and such..the rescue says i am just looking for problems right now..but thats just how i have massive anxiety with such things lol. keep in mind i cannot have the vet out again until around july..as that is when i can afford it..xrays and **** cost a small fortune out here. could it be i just dont exercise him enough and he gets stiff?

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post #2 of 16 Old 04-12-2013, 02:10 AM
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Which leg is he limping on in a trot, the one with the bowed tendon? And only if that leg is on the inside or also the other way around?
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Which leg is he limping on in a trot, the one with the bowed tendon? And only if that leg is on the inside or also the other way around?
the one with the bowed tendon..and he just does it on that way..not the other way around from what i have noticed...he is nice and smooth from what i have noticed when i lunge him the other direction lol
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so yeah..other than the slight limp while trotting on that particular side..he seems ok..my significant other even told me the limp isnt even really all that noticeable unless you look VERY close...unfortunatly for me..i have an extreme attention to detail and yes i know he will never be perfect due to the old injury..and may always have a limp...i just plan to use him for pleasure riding bareback..nothing massively heavy or involved..and he is fine with my measly 130 pounds on him.

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also heres a small video i took of him just walking to me and away at one point..i see nothing and been over the video several times..sorry for the pause at one point..the wind was not making my phone happy

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So it's the old bow which troubles him a bit when moving towards that side. I would try to go this direction as little as possible. And look into Professional Choice SMB boots for work. And once finances allow, have the vet look at it.
My second TB had tendon damage, was sound when I first got him, but, when put into work, went lame. 6 weeks standing, bandaged, and starting out very slow after, he stayed sound. I used the SMB'S religiously.
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Oh, and make sure his toes don't get too long, puts more strain on the tendons.
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So it's the old bow which troubles him a bit when moving towards that side. I would try to go this direction as little as possible. And look into Professional Choice SMB boots for work. And once finances allow, have the vet look at it.
My second TB had tendon damage, was sound when I first got him, but, when put into work, went lame. 6 weeks standing, bandaged, and starting out very slow after, he stayed sound. I used the SMB'S religiously.
do you have a link to those boots? also the vet is coming out in july to do his teeth and we will get a price quote on xrays and stuff for his leg..so should i just keep working him as per normal? when he canters and such he doesnt show a limp at all
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Oh, and make sure his toes don't get too long, puts more strain on the tendons.
he just had a trim a few weeks back..hes still ok for the moment
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Just Google "Professional's Choice SMB II", or look at Tractor Supply, they have them on their website and in stores, of course. Any tack shop has them, and all the online vet supplies. Sometimes you can find them on craigslist.
Keep it easy until you have the boots, tho.
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