Tight front legs ... Farrier - Page 2 - The Horse Forum

 9Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 12 Old 08-23-2014, 08:13 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: central valley California
Posts: 71
• Horses: 1
always good to have a farrier that understands all horses are different and need to be worked with as a individual. I had one farrier my horse would jump around when he did his back feet. Well the farrier was tall and lifting the horse in a uncomfortable position, the one I have now, works with the horse, not against it. Sounds to me like your horse is just bracing herself for a possibly uncomfortable position the farrier may possibly put her in, or that one has at one time or another
hardiesjusticedream is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 12 Old 08-23-2014, 08:21 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 12,546
• Horses: 0
Without more info/pics, can't do more than guess, but it is common for horses to be stiff/stuck through the shoulders & hips, that makes flexibility out to the sides very difficult. Saddle issues are a common cause of shoulder pain/tightness. Often it's only noticed during farriery... when the farrier comments he has to work in a less comfortable position, but when adjustments have been made, horse is loosened up, they often move quite differently, showing that they feel better... showing that it wasn't just farriery when THEY noticed they had a problem.

**Over here at least(& guessing probably same in US), 'horse chiropractics' is not a regulated industry(!), just like farriery, so beware the 'expert' you choose - they may have only done a weekend course in bone cracking, for all you know! A registered veterinary chiropractor however, must be a vet or qualified human chiro first, before doing a *proper* chiropractic course, so you can be sure there is a good level of knowledge & experience there at least.
loosie is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tight Rear Tendons, knuckling front leg nack9908 Horse Health 16 09-03-2013 08:13 PM
Chains on front legs? ilovesonya Horse Training 6 10-01-2011 12:02 PM
Tight Legs/liniments DieselPony Horse Health 0 08-31-2010 06:55 PM
Rubbing In Between Front Legs... AngelWithoutWings54 Horse Health 1 07-06-2010 09:57 AM
rounding out the front legs CiscoKidd Jumping 21 05-01-2009 05:13 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome