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    06-22-2010, 12:37 AM
  #1
Foal
Sore on front end?

Hey
So my mare has been coming up stiff/sore on her front end lately. She was trimmed & shod over 3 weeks ago so I know it's not from that, plus she was looking a little sore before the new shoes were put on. I notice it when I bring her in from the paddock, and she feels off at a trot while we warm up, like she's "ouchy" on her front feet... but once I get her going and warmed up she starts moving out really nicely and loosens up and her gaits don't feel off after that.

I'm contemplating a vet exam but money is a little tight at the moment so I don't want to call him for nothing (since she does loosen up).

She is shod on her front feet only because she was apparently coming up really sore from being ridden on the roads last year.

I rider her 3-4 times a week, and jump regularly.

She's around 10 years old. Any ideas what I could be dealing with? Arthritis? Soft feet?Also any suggestions on what I should do from now on... liniments and such to help with warming up? Supplements?

Thanks guys.
     
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    06-22-2010, 08:39 AM
  #2
Banned
If the horse works out of it I would not guess sore feet. If anything they would get more sore.

Not really possible to guess past that so certainly can not give you advice on meds or supplements.

As much as paying the vet puts a dent in the budget it sounds like it is the right thing to do in this case.
     
    06-22-2010, 02:46 PM
  #3
Weanling
Nutrition maybe? What's your horse eating? If she's getting sweet feed or lots of grain I'd check into that and do a little research. But also many horses will get, "spring founder", simply out on the pasture grasses because they are just standing there gorging themselves all day like a cow.

Nutrition is still something new to me, but it may be something worth checking into.
     
    06-22-2010, 02:47 PM
  #4
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Originally Posted by totalfreedom    
But also many horses will get, "spring founder", simply out on the pasture grasses because they are just standing there gorging themselves all day like a cow.
Not a pain a horse will work out of.
     
    06-22-2010, 02:50 PM
  #5
Weanling
I was wondering that. I really don't know. But I thought I would throw it out there just in case.

BTW I always get a kick out of your avatar.
     
    06-22-2010, 02:52 PM
  #6
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Originally Posted by totalfreedom    

BTW I always get a kick out of your avatar.
Thank you. It makes me chuckle every time I see it too.
     
    06-22-2010, 03:18 PM
  #7
Started
Maybe it could be the saddle? I used to have a saddle that didn't fit my horse right and he acted lame on his front end.
     
    06-22-2010, 03:30 PM
  #8
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by barrelracer892    
Maybe it could be the saddle? I used to have a saddle that didn't fit my horse right and he acted lame on his front end.
Would not work out of it. Would get worse with more riding.
     
    06-23-2010, 11:43 PM
  #9
Foal
Yeah no it's not tack or founder..hmm wellllll what could it be that she would be able to work out of? Any ideas? I'd like to do a little more research before I make a vet call.. does anything come to anyones mind? Shoot....
     
    06-24-2010, 08:29 AM
  #10
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My guess is arthritis.

Call the vet. They know where to start when you give them symptoms.
     

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