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post #51 of 54 Old 03-21-2008, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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glad I could help, maybe now you can judge when he is feeling better and hopefully it is just sore/tight muscles. it really could be anything.
I think it's just from sore muscles. I was doing some jumping with him the previous day...nothing high...but was doing maybe 1-2 foot cross rails with him...was working on my position and my balance (I'm hoping to compete in a local show under hunter jumper...not with Sonny...but before I can go, I needed to work some on jumping position).
If he was sore...it was mainly because of that. He's not a jumping horse...nor do I plan on doing jumping with him for competitions.

I was reading on a different forum that "sometimes they overreach with their hind feet, (clip the back of their front feet and cause cuts and sores) for one reason or the other and they will compensate by shortening their back stride so they don't hurt themselves and it becomes choppy".
He does occasionally hit himself in the back...and usually with his left feet...I'm going to try putting bell boots on. If what that lady said above, then it's because of that. Usually he only overreaches then he's fed up with me or when I ask for him to collect himself haha.
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post #52 of 54 Old 03-22-2008, 08:59 PM
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so you think it's something we should get a vet into?
We did a pre-purchase exam and the vet said he was great...no problems other than sensitive soles.

What could be causing it? Any guesses? or what in general would cause that sort of thing to happen?

Also, is it in both front legs or just in one (if one which one)? Is it in the back legs also?

How could it have happened just after I bought him? Everyone said that he didn't do it in the two youtube videos that was taken before I purcahsed him...he wasn't drugged during the pre-purchase because he was sure spooking alot and was really energetic, and I doubt they were buting him up.

Still, I get more videos to see. Might be having an off day(s). I sure have off days alot, so I'm sure horses can have them also. I know for sure that the lunging video was an off day for him.
Maybe its a reaction from his sensitive soles, since the vet said he had sensitive soles than that may be why his strides are not as long as average strides. I would say it shouldn't affect riding too much, as long as your not doing incredibly hard riding or anything harder than easy trails and pleasure.

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Maybe its a reaction from his sensitive soles, since the vet said he had sensitive soles than that may be why his strides are not as long as average strides. I would say it shouldn't affect riding too much, as long as your not doing incredibly hard riding or anything harder than easy trails and pleasure.
It might be...but the farrier said he didn't appear to have sensitivity at all...and he also said that any horse, even only 100% sound can show sensitivity for the hoof testers...it depends on how hard they use it.

I lunged him on a line, and got videos...I'll upload them tomorrow due to I'm totally tired. He did appear to short step a little bit...but occasionally he wouldn't
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okay wasn't as tired as I thought so here are the videos. Ignore the talking haha.
http://s263.photobucket.com/albums/i...t=CIMG1520.flv
http://s263.photobucket.com/albums/i...t=CIMG1522.flv

Did not get any videos of me riding him...was way too dark by the time Sonny was all warmed up, and ready.
Did canter a bit on him...well I guess it was more of a gallop or something cause he sure had energy!! scared the crap out of me
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