Originally Posted by jaydee
She looks lame doesnt she? I don't really know anything but EPSM but when we (and our vet) suspected our ID had 'tied up' she didnt move like that - in fact she really didnt move at all!!! She had actually somehow badly sprained her front tendons racing around in the field.
Years ago we had a little welsh pony that had a similar experience and all his muscles seemed tight and swollen. He got anti inflammatories and we changed his diet, restricted his grazing and he never had a repeat
Looking at the one of her ridden walk/trot its almost as if she has some sort of back weakness like a sacro-iliac problem (have you ever had a rectal ultra sound done?) Then at other times she moves very similarly to the way my old mare does and she has arthritic stifles which can be worse at times than at others
She has been like this since I got her a year and a half ago. Vet then said she was growing into her butt/legs since she was two and a draft cross. Vet now diagnosed her with stringhalt.
I can't really say it's a lameness thing, but I guess that depends on how you term lameness. It seems like it is just 'her'. If it's painful, she has a very high pain tolerance. It seems like she always is willing to do anything within her limits.
I have not had ultrasounds or xrays done, especially since there hasn't been any professionals that can even tell me where to begin as far as where the problem stems from.