What are all the possible things that could cause... - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 33 Old 01-29-2010, 02:04 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southcentral Kansas
Posts: 1,591
• Horses: 5
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.

Appyt is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 33 Old 01-29-2010, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 2,245
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by iridehorses View Post
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.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Appyt View Post
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?
CloudsMystique is offline  
post #13 of 33 Old 01-29-2010, 02:38 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Iowa
Posts: 6,040
• Horses: 0
Sounds like the onset of navicular to me. Low heels and landing toe 1st are typical.
churumbeque is offline  
post #14 of 33 Old 01-29-2010, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 2,245
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by churumbeque View Post
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.
CloudsMystique is offline  
post #15 of 33 Old 01-29-2010, 03:40 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 378
• Horses: 1
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

ACCOUNT ABANDONED
equineangel91 is offline  
post #16 of 33 Old 01-29-2010, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 2,245
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by equineangel91 View Post
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.
CloudsMystique is offline  
post #17 of 33 Old 01-29-2010, 04:54 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southcentral Kansas
Posts: 1,591
• Horses: 5
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.

Appyt is offline  
post #18 of 33 Old 01-31-2010, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 2,245
• Horses: 1
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.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 173.jpg (46.0 KB, 42 views)
File Type: jpg 174.jpg (49.5 KB, 40 views)
File Type: jpg 175.jpg (24.1 KB, 41 views)
File Type: jpg 176.jpg (41.2 KB, 40 views)
File Type: jpg 177.jpg (46.6 KB, 41 views)
File Type: jpg 178.jpg (29.9 KB, 40 views)
CloudsMystique is offline  
post #19 of 33 Old 01-31-2010, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 2,245
• Horses: 1
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.
CloudsMystique is offline  
post #20 of 33 Old 01-31-2010, 05:36 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 179
• Horses: 0
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.

anvil
Anvil 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.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Things I need..... grayshell38 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 9 02-03-2010 12:13 AM
Just the little things.. Lucara Horse Talk 3 09-13-2009 11:55 PM
The little things wanderlust Horse Riding 3 02-27-2009 03:27 PM
Few things i've done! mbraun3 Horse Artwork 2 07-14-2008 07:06 PM
fun things ilovemyhorsies Jokes and Funnies 2 04-15-2008 07:36 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