01-19-2009, 09:18 PM
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In October I bought my first horse Kyanne from a trail riding facility, I thought she looked fine. Stupid me didn't have a vet look at her before buying her. When I paid her off, which was a month after putting a deposit on her, you could see her ribs. I had her out at a pasture that the facility owners owned for a month before taking her to a boarding facility. When the BO of the boarding facility came to pick her up she noticed that my mare was walking alittle funny on her right rear leg. She didn't tell me this until later on because she didn't want to worry me, since I was new to horse ownership. After a problem on the trails the BO and another trainer asked to ride her and see how she acted with them. They rode her in the round pen and when they asked her to lope she started bucking. They took her back into the barn and looked at her back hooves. On her left hoof she's been walking far back on her hooves so that the whole frog is smoothed out, not just the part that points to the toe. And her "ankle" on her right feels hot to the touch, that's the one she seems to have the pain in. The BO called out two different farriers and on said that he thinks it's more in her hips, the other said he thinks it's more the stifle on her right leg. Today I took my cousin out to see the horses and Kyanne kicked out with her right leg and caught my cousin in the leg. I think she stepped on it wrong because the only other time she's kicked someone was when the farriers were doing test on her right leg. In the round pen she started bucking when she was having to trott so that weight was on her right. The farriers said she was still rideable just not to take her at more than a trott, and the 15 year old boy who rides her for me when I can't never had a problem with her on the trails. Can cold weather make the pain worse so that she acts like she did today? And is there anything I can do to help her and lesson the pain? The vet looks at her in two weeks, until then I'm not riding her. It just really sucks because I wanna ride my girl. Grrrr.