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        01-29-2010, 02:04 PM
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    I would have how she lands studied before deciding any course of action. See if the landing is heel first when not mounted as well as what is happening when mounted. Video? May help.
         
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        01-29-2010, 02:08 PM
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    Originally Posted by iridehorses    
    If nothing else, such as tack, has changed, then I really would suspect something done by or irritated by the farrier. If your horse is fine without a rider, but tripping with you aboard, then I would think she is off balance. Have your farrier back out and have him watch the horse with and without you riding. If she is in shoes, then I might ask to have them pulled to check underneath.
    Nothing has changed. She might do it when she's not being ridden... I haven't really paid attention to that.


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    Originally Posted by Appyt    
    I would have how she lands studied before deciding any course of action. See if the landing is heel first when not mounted as well as what is happening when mounted. Video? May help.
    I can take a video. Should it be from the front or the side or both?
         
        01-29-2010, 02:38 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Sounds like the onset of navicular to me. Low heels and landing toe 1st are typical.
         
        01-29-2010, 02:57 PM
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    Originally Posted by churumbeque    
    Sounds like the onset of navicular to me. Low heels and landing toe 1st are typical.

    Her heels are only low because my last farrier trimmed them short. I seriously doubt that's it.... she doesn't have any other symptoms that would make me think navicular.
         
        01-29-2010, 03:40 PM
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    Weanling
    When my horse was very trippy it was because his toe was too long. But that's just my personal expreince

    Definitely check feet and for any kind of stiffness that might be a subtle lameness
         
        01-29-2010, 04:01 PM
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    Originally Posted by equineangel91    
    When my horse was very trippy it was because his toe was too long. But that's just my personal expreince

    Definitely check feet and for any kind of stiffness that might be a subtle lameness
    Her toe was too long, but my farrier has been evening it up over the past two trims. It just doesn't make sense that she would suddenly start tripping while her toe is being shortened.
         
        01-29-2010, 04:54 PM
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    Honestly I'd like to see pics of the trimmed hoof. Low heels are not the culprit tho long toes certainly are. Toes need to be backed up, tho not necessarily shortened. Backed up from the front/top, not from flat bottom. Make sense?

    I'd say a video from the side would help you study the landing best.
         
        01-31-2010, 04:33 PM
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    I forgot my little camera so I couldn't take any videos, but I got some pictures. The first three are of her left hoof and the last three are of her right.
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        01-31-2010, 05:04 PM
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    Oh, and she tripped today when I was walking her back to the barn after riding. It was the first time I saw her do it without a rider, but that doesn't mean it hasn't happened. I hadn't been looking for it.
         
        01-31-2010, 05:36 PM
      #20
    Foal
    Have you tried a flat shoe and set the shoe back in the toe as far you can? That is what I normally recomend to start with and then go to rolled or square toe if needed.
         

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