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    01-10-2011, 12:48 AM
Green Broke
Oh wait know..she got her leg hurt awhile ago on her right one...i was a cut and it swelled up..had the vet out..they said she wasn't lame..buuut maybe she is now?
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    01-10-2011, 12:52 AM
She looks lame. Off = lame. She's short-striding, and not travelling straight with her hind legs, and in my opinion (from a very short video, and I am not a vet) it looks like it might be something in her right stifle. That is what my gut says. I would get a vet out to do a lameness exam, and really have him or her concentrate on the hind end.
    01-10-2011, 12:52 AM
ANY degree of 'offness/stiffness/soreness' is lameness.

If the vet seems biased because they examined her earlier, get another opinion. Any equine animal vet should at least be able to check her out.
    01-10-2011, 01:22 AM
You should be rising with the horses leg closest to the outside of the ring... so if your tracking right you want to rise up on the outside leg which is the leg closest to the outside of the ring.. when tracking left same thing.... if you are tracking right and you are coming up on the inside leg you wanna sit twice and than start posting again... someone might be able to explain that better sorry..

Also she does look stiff and I definitely agree with everyone else get another opinion
    01-10-2011, 02:30 AM
Rise when the outside leg goes forward. You can glance down (with your eyes, not your head lol) and check, the outside shoulder should be going forward as you go up.
    01-10-2011, 03:04 AM
Green Broke
Okay,thanks guys :) I will have to work on that.

I am going to call the vet first thing in the morning.
    01-10-2011, 03:42 AM
Green Broke
Here is a video of's not long at all..I am going to get a video of her tomorrow..but this shows her walking and trotting away.

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    01-10-2011, 09:14 PM
Not enough trot steps to tell anything. Did you make a vet appointment?
    01-11-2011, 12:15 AM
Green Broke
I made a vet appointment. They came out after I called .

Here is the news

Gidget has one deformed hoof.
She also has a muscle spasms in her neck on one side and needs a chiro. They went over her tack and we tried it on and everything and they said it fits her. The bit is a bit low and they said to try a thinner snaffle as mine is thick...I have thinner ones as well. They checked her walk and they said there is nothing wrong with it but her foot is kind of crooked. She has no back pain the vet said. Her teeth are good also.

I have another video..I just have to upload it.

I have only been riding english for 3 months and I know I need a lot of work with it. I need to gain some muscle in my upper thighs as I am slightly bracing on the stirrups as my legs get tired.Anyways critque once I get it up in a few min.
    01-11-2011, 12:21 AM
A vet checked over tack? That is a first. They really don't have any training in that area, unless they have taken a course on saddlefitting. Really, and honestly, I have never seen a vet check over someone's tack.
Also, how did the lameness and flexion tests go? Did they only walk Gidget?

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