Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
You paid a vet to come out and do a lameness exam, did you not? They should have, at the very very very least done a flexion test. I, as well as other posters, see lameness in a short 13 second clip. You said you paid a vet to come out and assess your horse, and in my opinion, if what you're saying is indeed true, they didn't do anything of the sort.
You asked us if we thought your horse was lame. I replied that yes, I thought your horse was lame, and that it would be beneficial for you to get a vet out to assess her lameness. You seemed very concerned, and willing to want to help your horse out. You then posted that your vet came out, and performed some tests. I pointed out that those tests had little, if not nothing, to do with your horse's potential soundness issues, and that those tests would not have actually told you anything about her soundness. I also pointed out that your vet didn't perform any of the basic tests, or do any followup, like a qualified vet would. I can honestly say that, if the story is true, you need to find a new vet because yours doesn't even begin cover the basics.
My opinion here is obviously not wanted, but I hope you read my posts and realize that I'm only thinking of the best for your horse. I only have your horse's best interests in mind. In my opinion, your horse is worth getting checked out by a qualified professional that isn't going to give you the brush off, or some BS excuse without doing the most basic of lameness tests. In my opinion, your horse *may* be lame, and in my opinion, a couple hundred dollars spent now on a good vet could save you a lot of money and heartache down the road.
If you would like my thoughts on anything else concerning this matter, you are welcome to ask, otherwise I believe I've overstayed my welcome in this thread.
Edited to add - after watching that video in the above post, I still think that the horse is lame in the right hind.
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