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  • Horse biting their side while riding
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    07-07-2010, 12:42 PM
  #1
Weanling
I am so excited! UPDATE on the thread "Biting Her Sides!"

For the past couple of weeks we haven't been able to ride Gracie, she would buck and toss her head back, as well as kick. This is not like this horse, She is one of the most sane horses you will ever meet. The old owners (Ray and Stephanie) have been working with us trying to figure out what was wrong with her, and today we found the answer! We decided to get her shod, thinking that was it, while she was being shod, the farrier seen something. It was a piece of gravel that had gotten up in the hoof wall and was coming out the top of her hoof. That was why she was being bad! She has something in her hoof! So we brought her home and Ray got on like nothing ever happened to her! She was paying attentention tocues and stoping when asked to. She is still a little sore from the rock, but never offered to kick, bite, ect.

So I am very excited, and through all of this Ray and Stephanie and my family have become real good friends. We are going out to eat together at Pizza Hut this weekend for celebration .

In the pic is me, my sister, and my dad. My mom took the pic :)
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    07-07-2010, 01:34 PM
  #2
Yearling
Wow! It just goes to show that horses mostly misbehave when in pain or discomfort, not just out of naughtiness. (most of the time anyway, LOL)

I'm glad that you have found the problem and gotten it sorted out. I'm sure she's much more comfortable now. (I'd also hate it if I had to walk and run and do what everyone else tells me to do when I got a huge, sharp stone in my shoe )
     
    07-07-2010, 01:37 PM
  #3
Weanling
Well, she did great for being in that much pain. When I was on her (I am am a very, very beginner rider) she just wouldnt move, AT ALL! When Ray got on her (a very good experienced rider) she did act up, but that goes to show she wasn't going to mess around with me! Ray said about a week ansd it should be healed. I am glad it wasd that and not a back or leg problem. That would have been bad for her and bad on our wallet!
     
    07-07-2010, 01:51 PM
  #4
Yearling
Glad you found out the problem =)
     
    07-07-2010, 01:55 PM
  #5
Banned
I admit it. I have never heard of a horse biting its sides and bucking and kicking because it was hoof sore.

I would put money on it that the two things are not related.
     
    07-07-2010, 01:59 PM
  #6
Weanling
Well, that was obviously the problem, because she is absolutly back to normal with nothing else wrong with her. She only did that when she had weight on, that is what made it sore. I will try and get a pic of what it looks like later today.
     
    07-07-2010, 02:01 PM
  #7
Banned
If her foot hurt (which it would, quite a bit) she would not be bucking because that would cause it to hurt more. She would be limping.

It could be that the time off from not being ridden has caused whatever was hurting in her back/side/elsewhere to not hurt so much.
     
    07-07-2010, 02:02 PM
  #8
Weanling
She did limp some, not now. I am 99.9% sure the hoof was the problem.
     
    07-07-2010, 02:29 PM
  #9
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by GraciesMom    
It was a piece of gravel that had gotten up in the hoof wall and was coming out the top of her hoof. That was why she was being bad! She has something in her hoof! She is still a little sore from the rock, but never offered to kick, bite, ect.
Hmm.

Top of her hoof? As in the corornary band? In this case there should be an abscess. It is a natural reaction of the body to protect it's self. The abscess would of formed while the rock was imbedded.

Something is sure missing here.
     
    07-07-2010, 02:31 PM
  #10
Weanling
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Originally Posted by mls    
Hmm.

Top of her hoof? As in the corornary band? In this case there should be an abscess. It is a natural reaction of the body to protect it's self. The abscess would of formed while the rock was imbedded.

Something is sure missing here.
Yes, the corornary band. And there was an abscess. I will geta picture of later.
     

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