Stiff, sore, lame gelding. Videos.
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Stiff, sore, lame gelding. Videos.

This is a discussion on Stiff, sore, lame gelding. Videos. within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Horse stiff in hindend after gelding
  • Video lame horse head nodding

Like Tree3Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-29-2013, 05:13 PM
  #1
Started
Stiff, sore, lame gelding. Videos.

This is one of my boarding horses. His owner has only been out a handful of times in the past year and a half. I know that she is hoping to get out this summer and use him.

He has been here for over two years and he has always been stiff/sore. He regularly gets hoof abscess that I treat. He MAY be working up another one attributing to his "off gait" in the video, but he may be just that sore on whatever it is that bothers him. That aside, he just gets steadily more stiff.

His back end (hip, I believe) clicks whenever he walks. His back is sore when you run your hands down it. He literally cannot flex his neck or get his head to his side for an itch. He now has a head "bob" when standing still indicating that something hurts. He loosens up once moving, if the horses are playing, but when he walks off from a stand it looks very sad.

This horse is eight years old. And honestly, not as much of a tub as the video makes him look. He's a fuzz over weight, but for some reason he looks obese in the one video.

I have informed his owner each and every time that the chiropractor, vet or dentist has been out and insisted that he should be seen by each one of these. I have done everything and more, short of paying his vet bills and dentist bills, to keep him comfortable while he toddles around out in the pasture here but he should really be seen.

Knee jerk reaction, what do you feel is bothering this horse?


     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    03-30-2013, 12:53 AM
  #2
Foal
Aw poor guy. Subbing in as I don't know much about lameness issues.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    03-30-2013, 01:01 AM
  #3
Green Broke
It doesn't look like it's a feet problem, he's not favoring a foot or anything. It looks like it's up in his hip somewhere with the way he swings that leg forward. Also when he canters, he "hops" instead of correctly striding. He definitely needs to be seen by a chiropractor at the very least because something is definitely off. Have you ever done flexing exercises with him? Standing at his hip and pulling his head each direction towards his hip? The head bob is definitely worrisome. Poor guy can't be comfortable at all. ):
     
    03-30-2013, 01:42 AM
  #4
Super Moderator
I see him favoring his left front.
     
    03-30-2013, 01:45 AM
  #5
Green Broke
Oh, you're right Tiny! I was so focused on his hind end I missed that bahaha.
     
    03-30-2013, 01:53 AM
  #6
Weanling
He looks in pain on more than one leg. This horse needs to be diagnosed by a vet, because I think it is far worse than an abscess as you mention he gets. Definitely a contributing factor, but doesn't look to be the entire problem.
     
    03-30-2013, 01:58 AM
  #7
Banned
Gee.....it's just all over

Even in the first clip with the head nodding......

He is sore......it just looks to be all over
franknbeans likes this.
     
    03-30-2013, 02:00 AM
  #8
Started
I agree that he definitely needs to be seen by some equine professionals.

You and/or the owner might consider giving him some MSM... it's pretty cheap and may make him at least a bit more comfortable.
Mochachino likes this.
     
    03-30-2013, 02:05 AM
  #9
Weanling
As I was watching him move it reminded me of my senior QH before I put him on MSM. I would definitely have a vet take a look at him ASAP and help him get some comfort. He looks sweet but I'm sure he isn't feeling too good. Poor guy.
     
    03-30-2013, 02:10 AM
  #10
Yearling
Muppetgirl nailed it I think. I think he's sore in front, back, and in the middle. Have the abscesses been in front? If so I'd say he's sore there, especially on hard frozen ground. But can't shift weight to the hind to compensate because the right hip is lame. So with no relief, he just tenses down his spine and now has no flexibility. Needs an adjustment and some shoes with pads to armor-plate those feet. Then a chiropractor to do the rest. I really don't see anything a vet can do here. Does he cock his tail to one side?

Just an opinion based on a short fuzzy video. If I was you I'd take more stock in someone who saw this horse in person
LoveMyDrummerBoy likes this.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Arthritis, asymmetry, or something else? Lame/swollen left side and stiff right side TerciopeladoCaballo Horse Health 1 03-26-2013 04:05 PM
VIDEOS - Lame right hind leg. Advice? beau159 Horse Health 12 02-24-2012 02:34 AM
Smoke is stiff/sore Quixotic Horse Health 3 12-10-2011 12:19 AM
Sore, stiff neck can't lift it over whithers. Jenni101 Horse Health 5 04-16-2011 03:29 PM
Hoof issues...Lame? Soft? Sore? Underfire05 Hoof Care 10 12-11-2009 04:32 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0